- The APC has chosen a successor for Victor Giadom
- The new appointee, Worgu Boms, was sworn-in on Monday, June 22
- Boms is now the deputy national secretary of the ruling party
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To fill Victor Giadom's vacant seat, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, June 22, swore-in Worgu Boms as its new deputy national secretary.
This decision by the ruling party was made after its Rivers chapter secured a court order restraining Giadom from parading himself as the occupant of the office.
Thus, Boms, who appeared in outlandish attire, was officially declared the successor of Giadom.
Boms was a former attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Rivers state.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Giadom, a factional acting national chairman of the APC, had reacted to the direct gubernatorial primary election in Edo state.
In a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) dated Monday, June 22, Giadom stated that since he did not inaugurate or support any governorship primary election committee said to be headed by Governor Hope Uzodinma, the poll cannot be conducted.
He, therefore, called on INEC not to approve results from the primary election and as such, totally disregard it.
In light of this, Giadom pointed out that the earlier date for the election has been postponed and that a new arrangement will be communicated to the commission.
Meanwhile, Giadom had described his suspension as a fluke and weak. He was suspended by the Rivers state chapter of the ruling party.
Giadom who imposed himself as the chairman of the party after Adams Oshiomhole's suspension was upheld by an appeal court amid ranging crises in APC, was sanctioned over allegations of gross disobedience to the APC constitution.
Reacting to his suspension, the former deputy national secretary described the sanction as "ineffective and contemptuous."
Giadom, who spoke through his lawyer Oluwole Afolabi, insisted that the suspension is in contempt with a subsisting court order affirming him as the acting chairman of the ruling party. “The law is trite that a member of a political party cannot be suspended from the party while he’s in court asserting a vested right as a member of the party,” Afolabi said.
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