The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, has named Abiola Ajimobi who is reportedly sick as its acting National Chairman.
Naija News reports that the decision of the APC NWC comes after the affirmation of the suspension of its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital earlier today.
In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu on Tuesday night, the APC said it 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.
The statement reads as thus; “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”, the APC NWC stated in its statement.