Few hours after the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, upheld the suspension of the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiohmole, the party, has picked Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as the acting National Chairman of the party.
The aggrieved former Edo State governor, Comrade Oshiohmole, was sacked Tuesday by the Court of Appeal.
The immediate appointment of Senator Ajimobi, followed the fact that there is no vacuum in government as Oshiohmole’s ward and local government chapters of the party had earlier suspended him over alleged unruly conduct as national chairman of the ruling party in Nigeria.
The appointment was contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, of the party on Tuesday night.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress 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”.