Amid the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), its Deputy National Secretary Chief Victor Giadom, has announced the holding of an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC of the party slated on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Abuja, the federal capital.
“In line with Article 25 (B) (II) of the Constitution of our great Party, members of the APC National Executive Committee are invited to attend an emergency meeting which is scheduled to hold on Tuesday March 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm Prompt”, Giadom said in the statement which he signed as “acting national secretary”.
It will be recalled that a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, March 4 upheld the decision of the Edo APC chieftains and suspended Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, as national chairman of the party.
Meanwhile, the end of the road may be near for Oshiomhole as governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have asked the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party to immediately replace him to fill the vacuum created by his suspension.
The governors through the Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, on Friday, March 6 asked Oshiomhole to quit.
Governor Godwin Obaseki’s foot soldiers in the Edo chapter of the party had gotten Oshiomhole suspended from his ward in Etsako West local government area of the state.
Oshimhole’s attempt to get the decision reversed through another Federal High Court in Kano was rebuffed by APC leaders.
The governors said pending the resolution of the crisis, article 17 of the party’s constitution, which states that no vacuum is allowed, should be invoked.
Before now, there were rumours that Senator Abiola Ajimobi will take over the affairs of the party in an acting capacity.
Ajimobi, a former governor of Oyo state, was named deputy national chairman of the party on Wednesday, March 4.
With the governors not recognising Ajimobi’s appointment, it is safe to say the state chief executives are now in firm control of the party’s machinery.
A former governor of Cross Rivers state, Clement Ebri, may succeed Oshiomhole. Ebri had contested the position with Oshiomhole in 2018 but withdrew his nomination after pressure from some party chieftains
National Publicity Secretary of the party had on Wednesday announced the approval of the nomination of Arch. Waziri Bulama as acting national secretary.