- The reinstated APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was at Aso Rock on Monday, March 16
- Oshiomhole met with the chief of staff to the president, Mallam Abba Kyari, at the Nigerian seat of power
- President Muhammadu Buhari was away while the duo met
As the crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) lingers, the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, met with the chief of staff to the president, Mallam Abba Kyari, at the presidential villa on Monday, March 16.
Oshiomhole met with Kyari, at the Nigerian seat of power while President Muhammadu Buhari was away, Daily Sun reports.
It is not clear why the former Edo state governor visited while the president was at a function in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
At the time of the visit, President Buhari was at the Eagles Square attending the 2020 Science, Technology and Innovation Expo hosted by the federal ministry of science and technology.
Oshiomhole might have decided to avoid the media, knowing that journalists attached to Aso Rock would be with Buhari at the Eagles Square.
Meanwhile, the embattled APC national chairman got a reprieve on the same day as the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja stayed the execution of the March 4, order of an FCT high court restraining Oshiomhole, from further acting in that capacity.
A three-man panel of the court, led by Justice Abubakar Datti Yahaya was unanimous in granting the reliefs contained in an ex-parte motion argued on Monday, March 16, by the lead lawyer to Oshiomhole and the APC, Wole Olanipekun (SAN).
Earlier, members of the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) from the south-south zone declared support for Oshiomhole on Sunday, March 15.
The group led by deputy Senate president, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege met in Abuja and declared their support for the former Edo state governor.
Before the meeting, the deputy national publicity secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena had faulted the endorsement of Giadom by some south-south APC chieftains as the party's replacement for Oshiomhole.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Saturday, March 14, Nabena who is from Bayelsa state and a major stakeholder in the party had said he is not in agreement with the decision.
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