- Senator Abiola Ajimobi will serve as the APC’s acting national chairman
- This is the decision of the APC National Working Committee following the sack of Oshiomhole by the Appeal Court
- However, recent reports suggest Ajimobi is critically ill with COVID-19 complications
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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says Senator Abiola Ajimobi will serve as the party’s acting national chairman.
The NWC made the decision after the Appeal Court upheld the suspension of the APC’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by an FCT High Court.
“The NWC has received the news indicating the Appeal Court has upheld the suspension of the party’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by an FCT High Court pending the determination of the substantive suit.
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“Guided by advice from the party’s legal department in line with the provisions of Section 14.2. (iii) of the party’s constitution, the deputy national chairman (south), Senator Abiola Ajimobi will serve as the party’s acting national chairman.
“According to Section 14.2. (iii),of the APC constitution, the deputy national chairman, north/south shall act as the national chairman in the absence of the national chairman from his zone,” a statement sent to journalists by APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu read.
Ajimobi, 70, is a former governor of Oyo state. He also served as the senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District from 2003 to 2007.
Recent reports suggest Ajimobi is critically ill with COVID-19 complications
According to the reports, he has been on admission in Lagos at the First Cardiology Consultants Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos.
He is said to have been on a ventilator for over one week as doctors battle to keep him alive and has since slipped into a coma.
Reports say Ajimobi was rushed to the hospital two weeks ago, a few days after he held a political meeting in Ibadan.
A corporate board veteran turned politician, Ajimobi had expressed solidarity with his successor, Governor Seyi Makinde as the latter tested positive to coronavirus.
Ajimobi told newsmen in Ibadan that testing positive to COVID-19 was not a death sentence, commending Makinde for his bravery.
“Immediately I heard that my brother, Gov. Seyi Makinde’s test came back positive, I sent him a text message to express solidarity with him and wish him a quick recovery and God’s protection,” he said.
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