- Victor Giadom's take-over as acting APC chairman has been thoroughly rebuked
- Speaking on the conflicting show of interest, Adams Oshiomhole said Giadom's action was against common sense
- According to him, there is a leadership chain in APC which allows a member next in rank to take over in the chairman's absence
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Following a shambolic show of interest in All Progressive Congress (APC) on Wednesday, June 17, which saw Victor Giadom imposing himself as the acting national chairman, Adams Oshiomhiole has blown air into the trumpet.
Legit.ng recalls that the internal unrest in the ruling party took a messier twist as Giadom, APC deputy national secretary declared himself as the sheriff of the party after Abiola Ajimobi had been elected following Oshiomhole's suspension.
Giadom also reversed Governor Godwin Obaseki's disqualification by the party's screening committee, but only for the national working committee of APC to make another ruling against him.
Reacting to the twists, Oshiomhole described Giadom's take-over as the national chairman of the party as the political twist that is against common sense.
The suspended APC chair further stated that the APC constitution has designated the person to take control in the absence of the national chairman.
Oshiomhole, who spoke with Channels TV on Wednesday, warned against destabilising the party and hitting democracy on the head.
“My advice to my brother, Victor, is about common sense – in the absence of the chairman, there is nothing in our rules and the court can only interpret the rules of the party and the Constitution of Nigeria. It serves to common sense that if the chairman is absent, it should be the deputy; in the absence of the deputy, it is the vice-chairman.
"How does the deputy secretary come in? As we speak, we have a secretary in the office. People should put God first, our party’s interest second, and our democracy deep in their hearts and not trying to use any externality to destabilise it," Oshiomhole said.
Speaking on his suspension, the embattled national chairman said he accepted the appeal court ruling in good faith because he is a product of judiciary.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Victor Giadom's bid to become the acting national chairman of the APC has met with a roadblock as the national working committee of the party declared the seat of the deputy national secretary of the party vacant.
The NWC took the decision because Giadom has ceased to be an officer of the party since 2018.
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