Tears as APC chairman dies in South Africa

Tears as APC chairman dies in South Africa

- The APC has reportedly lost one of its chairmen to the cold hands of death

- Dr. Taiye Olusola Abe, the APC chairman in South Africa passed away at the age of 65

- President Buhari has expressed sadness over Abe's death, describing the late chairman as a man with an unmistakable love for Nigeria

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been tragically plunged into mourning following the death of its chairman in South Africa, Dr. Taiye Olusola Abe.

Legit.ng gathered that the chairman of the ruling party passed away at the age of 65. As at the time of filing this report the cause of death could not be ascertained.

President Muhammadu Buhari has however reacted to the death of the late APC chairman. The Nigerian leader while expressing sadness over the news sympathized with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased.

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Tears as APC chairman dies in South Africa
President Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of APC chairman in South Africa
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The disclosure was made in a statement on Wednesday, June 17, by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.

In his condolence message, the president urged Abe's family and friends to take heart and prayed that God will comfort them at this time of sorrow.

While describing the deceased as a man with an unmistakable love for Nigeria, President Buhari said the late APC chairman had a deep commitment to the ideals of the party.

President Buhari went on to recall many meetings he had with Dr. Abe while on visits to South Africa.

“Dr Abe looked forward to a Nigeria that would take its rightful place among the comity of nations, and passionately believed in a resurgent country we could all be proud of. We will not relent in working towards that goal,” the statement said.

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Meanwhile, in what seems like the final battle and the survival of the fittest among the major contenders in the ruling party, the acting national chairman of the APC, Victor Giadom, has canceled the screening for the Edo state governorship primary.

Giadom had declared himself on Wednesday, June 17, the new acting national chairman. It was gathered that his claim came a few hours after the NWC ordered Ajimobi to take over leadership of the party

He said he assumed office based on a March 16, 2020 Abuja high court order in suit no FCT/HC/M/6447/2020, which empowers him to act as the national chairman.

Giadom went on to explain that he has the backing of the members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in his new decision.

This comes after the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday, June 16, affirmed the suspension of Adams Oshiomole as a member and national chairman of the APC.

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