- The crisis rocking APC takes another twist on Thursday, June 18
- The APC NWC had on Wednesday, June 17, declared Victor Giadom's position vacant after he declared himself as the acting national chairman of the party
- APC on Thursday, June 18, commenced the process of Giadom's replacement
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Amid the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party has commenced the replacement process for the post of deputy national secretary.
Legit.ng reports that the post was declared vacant on Wednesday, June 17, by the party's National Working Committee (NWC).
The Nation reports that the office was occupied by Victor Giadom who resigned from the office in 2018 to contest the River state deputy governorship during the last general elections.
The national vice chairman, south-south, Hillard Etagbo Eta, disclosed this in a chat with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, June 18.
Eta who has been standing in for Senator Ajimobi, the acting national chairman, said the NWC has directed the south-south geo-political zone to commence the process of the filling of the vacant post of the deputy national secretary as declared by the NWC.
He said: “In the wisdom of the NWC, they now asked us in the south-south to bring forth a name to fill that vacancy that had been created.
“As a member of the NWC and national vice chairman of the party and as one who coordinates the activities of the party in the south-south and who represents the national chairman, I have now communicated the Rivers state chapter to who this particular position has been micro-zoned, to now meet as a party to bring out the name and forward that name to the South-South zone for ratification and onward transmission to the NWC, that is what we are in the process of doing,” he said.
Speaking on how Giadom office became vacant, Eta said, “Chief Victor Giadom resigned to contest as the deputy governorship candidate of the party, and it is on record, we transmitted his name to INEC, he printed posters and he could not have done so, we could not have transmitted his name, he could not have campaigned as deputy governorship candidate of our party without first resigning his office.
“So, in the wisdom of the NWC, they now asked us in the South-south to bring forth a name to fill that vacancy that had been created. I think we should be very clear on this, I think whatever mistakes, whatever missteps have been done cannot vitiate the grand law of the party, which is the Constitution of the party.”
But when told that Giadom claimed that the NWC granted him a wavier which enabled him to return back to the office after the election, the national vice-chairman maintained that Giadom has ceased to be a NWC member, arguing that the former deputy national secretary was economical with the truth.
He said: “You see the constitution of our party is not a voluminous book for you to find out whether anyone can be given a waiver from resignation, we don’t even have it in our constitution.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the suspended national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole broke silence on the planned defection of Governor Obaseki to the PDP.
It was reported that the embattled governor took a bow out of the ruling party like a feisty warrior on Tuesday, June 16, after collapsed attempts to make the warring parties in Edo APC bury their grievances.
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