APC Announces Sen Ajimobi As Acting National Chairman

Posted by OUR REPORTER | 17 June 2020 | 427 times


Sen Ajimobi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) late Tuesday night announced Sen. Abiola Ajimobi  as its acting National Chairman after the Court of Appeal upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole.

Unitl yesterday, Sen. Ajimobi was the party’s Deputy National Chairman for the southern region and a former Governor of Oyo state.

In a terse statement signed by party spokesman Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu Tuesday night, the APC said its National Working Committee (NWC) had been guided by the party’s legal department in line with the provisions its constitution.

“According to Section 14.2. (iii),of the APC constitution, the Deputy National Chairman, North/South ‘Shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone’,” the statement said.

The full statement reads:

Sen. Abiola Ajimobi to Serve As APC Acting National Chairman

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received the news indicating the Appeal Court has upheld the suspension of the Party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by an FCT High Court pending the determination of the substantive suit.

Guided by advice from the Party’s legal department in line with the provisions of Section 14.2. (iii) of the Party’s constitution, the Deputy National Chairman (South), Sen. Abiola Ajimobi will serve as the Party’s Acting National Chairman.

According to Section 14.2. (iii),of the APC constitution, the Deputy National Chairman, North/South “Shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone.

SIGNED

“Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC)”.

The Court of Appeal had earlier on Tuesday upheld the suspension of erstwhile National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, by an Abuja High Court.

Ruling on the interlocutory appeal filed by Comrade Oshiomhole, the appellate court upheld the decision of the Federal Capital Territory High Court delivered by Justice Danlami Senchi which in March ordered the suspension of Oshiomhole as well as restraining him from parading himself as the National Chairman of the party.


Source: GRANDNEWS

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