Following the verdict of the Court of Appeal which upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a former governor of Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi, has been chosen to take his place in an acting capacity.
According to the APC's spokesman, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the decision of the party's National Working Committee (NWC) to chose Ajimobi was guided by a standing constitution.
Issa-Onilu on Wednesday, June 17, explained: “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.”
In this piece, Legit.ng reveals certain key facts about the ruling party's new acting national chairman.
Born on 16 December 1949, the former Oyo governor belongs to the political family of the Ajimobi of Ibadan at Oja-Oba. His father, Pa Ajimobi, used to be an honourable member of the House of Assembly in the Old Western Region.
Beginning his education at Saint Patricks Primary School, Oke-Padre in Ibadan, Ajimobi has degrees in Business Administration and Finance and Operations Research and Marketing at the State University of New York, in Buffalo and Governors State University, University Park, Illinois respectively.
3. Professional career
Ajimobi's professional career spans through practical experiences in Management and Industrial Consulting firm (1977), National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company (1979) and Shell International Oil Company (1987-2003).
4. Political career
Having served as senator from 2003 to 2007, Ajimobi contested the governorship election under the umbrella of All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) the same year but lost.
Poised for victory, he contested the 2011 gubernatorial poll and emerged victorious on the platform of the APC as governor.
However, Victor Giadom, the deputy national secretary of the APC, has declared himself as the new acting chairman.
Giadom told journalists that he assumed the position following an Abuja high court order which empowered him to act as the national chairman of the party back since March 2020.
Giadom's appointment came on the heels of a meeting by the party's National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
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