Following the court order that suspended Adams Oshiohmole as the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, the Acting National Secretary of the party, Victor Giadom, has resumed duty at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja. Giadom resumed at the National Secretariat of the party, amidst heavy security.
Giadom had earlier stated that the emergency National Executive Committee Meeting of the party will still hold on March 17, 2020. Giadom noted that with the suspension of Adam Oshiohmole by the court, he has the constitutional backings to steer the affairs of the Party and to call an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council.
A Statement issued on Sunday by Giadom partly said: “My attention has been drawn to a Notice with the above caption dated March 7, 2020, and signed by Babatunde Ogala Esq., Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu and one Arc. Waziri Bulama, which was aimed at discrediting the position of calling for an emergency National Executive Committee Meeting as Acting National Secretary. For the purpose of clarity and putting the issues in proper perspective, I wish to state that the decision to call for an emergency National Executive Committee Meeting for March 17, 2020, was taken in strict compliance with the Constitution of the Party.
“It is on record that the erstwhile National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole has been suspended by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction. The two Deputy National Chairmen are no longer in office. The next most senior party officials should be the Secretary-General of the party. But as we all know, our erstwhile National Secretary in the person of Hon. Buni Mai Mala is now the Executive Governor of Yobe State. Hence, as the Acting National Secretary, I have the Constitutional Power to steer activities of our great party. “By Article 14.4 (i) of the Constitution of our great party, the Deputy National Secretary is empowered to act as National Secretary in the absence of the National Secretary and all the actions taken since the emergence of Hon. Buni Mai Mala as Executive Governor of Yobe State are taken in my capacity as the acting National Secretary.”