The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday named Sen. Abiola Ajimobi as its acting National Chairman after the Court of Appeal upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole.
Sen. Ajimobi, a former governor of Oyo State, was the party’s Deputy National Chairman for the southern region.
In a statement signed by party spokesman Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu late Tuesday, the APC said its National Working Committee (NWC) had been guided by the party’s legal department in line with the provisions its constitution.
Read the full statement below:
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”.
Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu
National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)