48 hours after the Court of Appeal upheld the suspension of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, an FCT High Court has given another order concerning the party leadership.
On Thursday 18/06/2020, Justice S. U. Bature, granted the prayer of the Deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom, to be recognized as authentic Acting National Chairman. The order dated June 18, 2020, on suit No FCT/HC/M/7707/2020 and extends the previous order granted to Giadom on March 17, 2020, was extended.
This means that in 2 days, 3 individuals became APC Acting National Chairman. Hours after the verdict on Oshiomhole, the ruling party announced former governor of Oyo State as the Acting National Chairman.
But on Wednesday, APC announced that Hilliard Etta will act of behalf of Ajimobi, a former Senator who has been away from the public in recent weeks due to health issues. Wole Afolabi, the lawyer to Giadom, had condemned the Ajimobi’s appointment.
He said APC acted “In complete ignorance of the order of the FCT High Court issued on 16th of March, 2020, by Hon. Justice S.U Bature in Suit No. FCT/HC/M/6447/2020”, to the effect that Giadom is to act as the National Chairman due to Oshiomhole’s suspension. Afolabi recalled that the order was given the same day the Court of Appeal gave Oshiomhole a temporary respite by staying the execution of the order suspending him.
The counsel said after the Court of Appeal affirmed Oshiomhole’s suspension, the APC should have implemented the order recognizing Giadom, instead of announcing Ajimobi.