Immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi was last night named the acting National Chairman by the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Working Committee, NWC.
This followed the ruling of the Appeal Court, Abuja, which upheld the judgment of the High Court which removed Adams Oshiomhole as the APC National Chairman.
In a late night statement by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party said that it has received the news indicating that the Appeal Court has upheld the suspension of its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, by an FCT High Court pending the determination of the substantive suit.
The statement added, “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, Senator 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’.”