- The APC national vice-chairman (northeast), Mustapha Salihu, has dissociated himself from the court injunction granted Victor Giadom
- FCT high court on Thursday, June 18, extended Giadom's acting position by 14 days
- Salihu, however, said he did not ask the court to declare Giadom acting national chairman of APC
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The last is yet to be heard on the crisis tearing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) apart as the party's national vice-chairman (northeast), Mustapha Salihu, disowned the injunction granted by Justice Samiru Umar Bature of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court on Thursday, June 18.
The Nation reports that the court issued an interim order extending an earlier order, granting the deputy national secretary of APC, Victor Giadom, the right to act as national chairman.
Legit.ng gathered that Salihu, who is the sole plaintiff in the suit, however, said that he never asked the court to declare Giadom the acting national chairman of the party.
The defendants in the suit are: Babatunde Ogala, Lanre Issa-Onilu, Waziri Bulama and the APC.
According to the newspaper, Salihu said in a telephone interview on Thursday, June 18, that he was not part of such shenanigan, adding that it is not his character to play such dirty politics.
He said: “I was not part of such shenanigan. It is not in my character to play such dirty politics and I condemn in strong terms those behind the act. At a time like this when the party is going through trying times, it is such a time that all lovers of the party must pull together to keep the party running."
Justice Bature gave the order that Giadom could act as APC national chairman unhindered, “unless otherwise decided by the National Executive Committee of the 4th defendant (APC).”
He gave the order on Thursday, June 18, following an application by Giadom’s lawyer, Wole Afolabi, for the extension of a March 4, ruling by Justice Danlami Senchi of the Federal High Court Abuja, suspending the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
The execution of the order was stalled by a March 16, ex-parte order by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which restored Oshiomhole to office.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announced the postponement of its governorship primary in the state.
It was reported that the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbodiyan, stated this in a tweet on Thursday, June 18.
The party's primary which was earlier slated for Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, has now been postponed to Tuesday, June 23.
In another report, a former Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose reacted to the recent crisis rocking the ruling APC.
The PDP chieftain in a series of tweets on Thursday, June 18, described the crisis as a show of God's anger against the ruling party for its role in a number of issues including promoting election rigging and plunging the country into debt.
The former governor while noting that APC's crisis will be made worse, added the party looked the other way while Nigerians are being killed in their thousands.
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