A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News recalls that Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, had dumped the APC after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Shortly after Obasek’s resignation, the Appeal Court upheld the decision of an Abuja High Court to suspend Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the APC National Chairman.
Following Oshiomhole’s suspension, the ruling party National Working Committee (NWC) in a statement by its National Publicity Secretay announced Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who is reportedly down with COVID-19, as the new acting National Chairman of the party.
However, the Deputy National Secretary of the APC, Victor Giadom, laid claim to the position of national chairman.
In a statement by his lawyer, Chief Wole Afolabi, Giadom insisted that the office of the Acting Chairman is his to occupy.
He insisted that the order of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court issued on March 16, 2020 by Hon. Justice S.U Bature in Suit No. FCT/HC/M/6447/2020 to the effect that Chief Victor Giadom is to act as the National Chairman of the party following the suspension of Oshiomhole remains valid.
Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Femi Fani-Kayode noted that there was something strange with the whole scenario playing out.
“The day that Obaseki leaves @OfficialAPCNg, the Court of Appeal declares that Oshiomole is no longer Nat. Chairman of the party and Sen. Ajimobi, the man that has been declared Acting Nat. Chairman ends up in a coma in the hospital. The whole thing is stranger than fiction,” Fani-Kayode wrote.