Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has ruled in support of Chief Victor Giadom to resume as the acting National Chairman of the APC being the Deputy National Chairman and highest ranking official of the party after Oshiomole.
In performing his official first assignment, Giadom, nullifies APC screening committee for Edo governorship election, conducted by Adam Oshiomole led Chair, call on all aspirants to report to the party Secretariat in Abuja for fresh screening today.
We could recalled that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party had on Tuesday evening ordered the second Deputy National Chairman, Senator Abiola Ajimobi to resume in the office as Acting National Chairman of the party after the upheld of the sack of the Chairman by the Appeal Court.
A statement issued by Wole Afolabi, the counsel to the Plaintiff in the suit filed at the FCT High Court, reads:
“COURT RECOGNIZES VICTOR GIADOM AS ACTING NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF APC”
Our attention has been drawn to a Statement purportedly issued by the Publicity Secretary of the APC to the effect that Senator Abiola Ajumobi is to act as the National Chairman of APC following the suspension from office of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by the Court of Appeal.
We wish to state that the statement must have been issued in complete ignorance of the order of the FCT High Court issued on 16th of March, 2020, by Hon. Justice S.U Bature in Suit No. FCT/HC/M/6447/2020 to the effect that Chief Victor Giadom is to act as the National Chairman of the party due to the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman.
The order was given the same day that the Court of Appeal earlier gave Oshiomhole a temporary respite by staying the execution of the said order suspending Oshiomhole. Now that the Court of Appeal has affirmed the order of suspension, it is only proper that the Order recognizing Chief Victor Giadom is implemented.
Consequently, we have written to all law-enforcement agencies to implement the said order and any one who attempts to parade himself/herself other than Chief Victor Giadom as the Acting Chairman of the APC would be facing contempt of court proceedings.
Kindly find attached the said Court Order.
CHIEF WOLE AFOLABI,
Counsel to the Plaintiff.”