The National Working Committee (NWC) of APC, has came out to announced Mr. Hillard Etta as their preferred person for acting National Chairman of their party against the Federal High Court rule, in which it pronounced Chief Victor Giadom as rightful person this morning.
The National Working Committee (NWC) distanced itself from the claim and instead announced National Vice Chairman South-South, Hillard Etta, as replacement for Sen Abiola Ajimobi, who is reportedly hospitalized due to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
We could recalled that the NWC of the party had earlier announced Ajimobi who is the Deputy National Chairman South and by party’s constitution next in hierarchy to the suspended Adams Oshiomole, as acting national chairman of the party.
But due to the absence of Ajimobi, the NWC relying on section 14(2) of the party’s constitution unanimously elected the National Vice Chairman South-South, Hillard Etta to stand in for the disposed Ajimobi as acting national chairman.
The NWC said, Victor Giadom have resigned from the party long time ago to contest the position of deputy governor of Bayelsa, and as such does not possess the power to announce himself as acting national chairman or nullify any constituted body of the party.
The NWC also announced a 7-man committee for the june 22 primary election in Edo State to be led by His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.