President Buhari Backs Victor Giadom As APC Acting National Chairman, To Attend NEC Meeting

June 25, 2020
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President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown his support for the sacked Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Victor Giadom as Acting National Chairman of the ruling party.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said Buhari was acting on the position of the law.

Shehu as a result of the development, Buhari will be attending the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which was convened by Giadom, slated for Thursday at the Aso Rock Villa.

“The President has received very convincing advice on the position of the law as far as the situation in the party is concerned and has determined that the law is on the side of Victor Giadom as Acting National Chairman.

“We urge the media to stop promoting manufactured controversies and to not give any further room for mischievous interpretations of the law on this matter.

“In addition to the President, the Giadom meeting will, hopefully, be attended by our Governors and the leaders of the National Assembly,” Mr Shehu wrote on his Twitter page.

KanyiDaily had reported that the APC has been embroiled in a leadership crisis following the appeal court ruling that upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the party.

On Tuesday, Giadom had announced that he has taken over the leadership of the party after Oshiomhole’s suspension, dismissing the party’s announcement of the former Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi, as acting chairman.

However, the national working committee of the APC overruled him and appointed Hillard Eta, vice chairman of the party (south-south), to stand in place for Ajimobi who was “unavoidably absent”.

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