Senator Abiola Ajimobi has been reaffirmed by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress as the Acting National Chairman of the party.
The decision to make Ajimobi acting chairman comes on the heels of an Appeal Court’s ruling affirming the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman and in line with Section 14.2 (iii) of the Party’s Constitution.
National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu who disclosed this development on Wednesday also stated that due to Sen. Ajimobi’s unavoidable absence, the NWC unanimously appointed the Party’s National Vice Chairman (South-South), Prince Hilliard Etta to act on Sen. Ajimobi’s behalf.
According to the APC spokesman, this action was backed by the Party’s constitution which empowers the NWC to appoint one of its members in an acting capacity and stipulates that the acting National chairman must be from the zone of the National Chairman.
The NWC also constitute committees for the Party’s Edo State Governorship Primary Election scheduled for Monday 22nd June 2020, and Election Appeal scheduled for Wednesday 24th June 2020.
Those chosen include:
Primary Election Committee
- Governor of Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodinma – Chairman
- Sen. Ajibola Bashiru – Secretary
- Alh. Abdullahi Abass
- Hon. Ibrahim Sabo
- Hon. Ocho Obioma
- Hajia Amina Lantana Muhammed
- Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye
Primary Election Appeal
- Prof. Mustapha Bello – Chairman
- Dr. Kayode Ajulo – Secretary
- Hon. Umar Ahmed
- Nasiru Ibrahim Junju
- Hon. Rasaq Mahmud Bamu
The party also noted the recent ruling of a High Court which declared Hon. Igo Aguma as the Party’s acting chairman in Rivers State.
“In compliance with the court ruling, our party has recognised Aguma as Rivers State acting Chairman pending when new congresses will be held to elect party executive members at the ward, local government, and state levels,” the party said.
Sixteen members of the NWC attended the meeting held at the Party’s National Secretariat (13 members attended physically and three others joined the meeting online)