The Nigerian Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Victor Gaidom, has declared himself acting national chairman of the party today on the 17th of June.
He stated that his declaration is in compliance with the judgment of Justice S.U. Bature in suit no FCT/HC/M/6447/2020 dated March 16, 2020, which ordered the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole and ordered that “I, Chief Hon Victor Giadom should act as National Chairman of our great party.”
He also called for a fresh screening of APC governorship aspirants for the Edo State governorship election.
Chief Hon. Victor Gaidom announced the cancellation of the earlier screening exercise approved by the Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) earlier today.
He said That screening process disqualified Mr Obaseki who is in a tough battle with Mr Oshiomhole in Edo state.
He continues; “Our party, the All Progressives Congress, will no longer allow local quests for the control of power to influence our decisions. As your Acting National Chairman and presiding officer in the NWC, we, therefore, cancel the decision of the Screening and Appeal Committees of the former chairman of the party on the Edo primaries,” Mr. Gaidom told journalists in Abuja today.
Chief. Hon victor Gaidom’s actions followed an Appeal Court ruling on Tuesday that suspended Mr. Oshiomhole as national chairman of the APC. which was announced today 17th of June 2020.