The crisis in the All Progressives Congress took another dimension on Wednesday, June 24, as President Muhammadu Buhari backed Victor Giadom as the acting national chairman of the ruling party.
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Following the appeal court's verdict which upheld Adams Oshiomhole's suspension, the NWC appointed the deputy national chairman, South, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, as acting chairman.
However, due to Ajimobi's ailment, the national vice-chairman, South-South, Prince Hilliard Etta, who was appointed to act on Ajomobi's behalf.
The NWC had earlier overruled Giadom who had declared himself as the acting chair of the party, following Oshiomhole's suspension.
However, against the position of the NWC and Oshiomhole, President Buhari recognized Giadom as the ruling party's acting chair.
The president also said he would be attending the virtual meeting called by Gaidom on Thursday, June 25.
Social media is already buzzing as Nigerians express diverse views regarding the development. Legit.ng collects some of the reactions below:
TallJohn, @JohnFanimokun, said: "Buhari did right by following the court order that recognized Giadom to be the Acting Chairman of the APC pending the outcome of the next NEC meeting.
"Calm down, the wailers rejoicing over APC's headache will bite their fingers in the nearest future.
"With Giadom's endorsement by President Buhari, the Dr. Bukola Saraki's statement that "Oshiomhole’s masquerade will dance naked in the market" has come to play," Onilemarun Kareem, @Onile050, tweeted.
Taiwo_Ajakaye, @dmightyangel, commented:
"BLIND SPOT OF POLITICS
"Have you seen the BREAKING NEWS about @OfficialAPCNg Chairmanship and @MBuhari declaring that Giadom is the Acting Chairman?
"Ok, let me tell you what to do:
1. Calm down & make LESS comment.
2. Wait for 24 hours.
3. Analyse the worst case."
Emma ik Umeh (Tcee ), tweeted: "Victor Giadom my man
"RIP to Tinubu presidential ambition
"Oshiomhole will regret ever disqualifying Obaseki"
"Now that Buhari via Garba Shehu has confirmed Victor Giadom as the acting chairman of APC and also planned to attend NEC meeting scheduled for tomorrow, let see the reactions of other 3 acting chairmen, Oshiomole geng," Ayemojubar, @ayemojubar, tweeted.
"I said it earlier. This Giadom of a man cant be this confident if there were no powers behind him. Oshiomole has been toast-used and dumped. Another coup is unfolding. Never trust politicians," tiredNigerian, @DuruchibuzorE, tweeted.
Meanwhile, Prince Hilliard Eta-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC has insisted President Buhari is not aware of the invitation for the National Executive Council (NEC) slated for Thursday, June 25.
Eta, therefore, asked members of the party to disregard the meeting.
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