Jide Orintunsin, Abuja
DOES Chief Victor Giadom, the arrow head of the Oshiomhole- must- go marketing campaign within the All Progressives Congress (APC), have the locus standi to name a gathering of the social gathering’s National Executive Committee (NEC)?
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the social gathering, Mr. Yekini Nabena, doesn’t suppose so.
He claimed on Saturday that Giadom ceased to be a nationwide officer of the APC having resigned as Deputy National Secretary within the run as much as final 12 months’s elections.
According to him, Giadom stop his place to contest the 2019 governorship election as working mate to Tonye Cole, the APC candidate in Rivers State.
He spoke to reporters in Abuja on the management tussle within the social gathering.
He stated it was “strange and an aberration that Giadom still attends meetings of the National Working Committee (NWC) and could call for a NEC meeting” after resigning from the APC NEC to contest in Rivers State.
His phrases: “It must be identified that Victor Giadom tendered his resignation letter to the National Working Committee (NWC) to contest the 2019 election because the Party’s Deputy Governorship candidate in Rivers State.
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“It is strange and an aberration that he still attends meetings of the NWC occupies the office of Deputy National Secretary and convenes a NEC meeting. In our politicking, we must not lose sight of due process and the dictates of the Party’s constitution.”
He additionally faulted the endorsement of Giadom to exchange Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as APC National Chairman.
He requested social gathering members and the general public to “disregard the so known as zonal caucus assembly which held on Thursday on the Edo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
“The assembly was neither convened nor attended by the APC National Vice Chairman (Southsouth), Hilliard Eta and Leader of the social gathering within the Southsouth, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege. Hence, all choices reached on the purported assembly are a nullity and undoubtedly don’t mirror the views and stand of the Party’s Southsouth caucus.
“Specifically, on the purported meeting’s request that the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) confirm Victor Giadom as acting National Chairman, we cannot be taken for a ride because of the political and 2023 presidential aspirations of his (Giadom) sponsor and godfather who is attempting to control the Party’s structure.”
Giadom had, penultimate Friday, summoned the NEC of the social gathering to an “emergency meeting” in Abuja on Tuesday, March 17.