- Victor Giadom is not ready to step down as APC acting national chairman
- Giadom insisted that his authority to act in this capacity was confirmed by an FCT high court
- The APC chieftain called on INEC to forward all documents linked to the conduct of the governorship election to him
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Despite court order on Thursday, June 18, Victor Giadom is still unwilling to refrain from referring to himself as the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s acting national chairman.
In a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Giadom stated that his authority as the acting national chairman of the ruling party was confirmed by an order of a high court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), The Cable reports.
He, therefore, called on INEC to forward all documents and correspondences related to the conduct of the forthcoming election to him.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Giadom's bid to become the acting national chairman of the APC had 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.
The party said Giadom had resigned in 2018 to serve as the deputy governorship candidate of the APC in Rivers state and he returned to office at the National Secretariat without a fresh nomination by South-South Zone of the party.
However the South-South Zone of APC has nor re-present Giadom or nominate a new candidate for the office.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Adams Oshiomhole had broken silence on the defection of his successor Governor Godwin Obaseki from the APC.
Reacting to Obaseki's resignation, Oshiomhole described the development as “good riddance to bad rubbish."
The APC chairman also vowed that the ruling party will go to court due to the discrepancies in Obaseki's certificate should PDP field in the governor as its flagbearer in the forthcoming election.
“Fortunate enough, it was the PDP that exposed him in 2016. PDP filed a case at the Federal High Court amplifying every forgery segments in his certificate. APC just managed to escape that because PDP filed out of time and the case was struck out.
“Now, the case has life, so, when they field him, we will be at the court to adopt what PDP filed before the court against him with additional evidence we now have against him. So, we can’t wait to have PDP field him as their candidate," Oshiomhole said.
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