The All Progressive Congress (APC) has nullified the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the party’s governorship primary in Edo State.
The self-proclaimed acting national chairman, Victor Gaidom said this at a media briefing at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday after he announced himself as the new Acting National Chairman of the party.
He said the reports of the APC’s screening and appeal committees were nullified because Oshiomhole acted in bad faith, to wit; “acted as a judge in his own case.”
According to Gaidom, he acted in concert with other members of the National Working Committee after Tuesday’s Appeal Court ruling affirming the suspension of the substantive National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Gaidom said, “Yesterday the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, in a unanimous judgement, affirmed the suspension of comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman of All Progressives Congress.
“Consequently, I bring to your notice that on the 16th of March 2020, Hon Justice S.U Bature in suit no FCT/HC/M/6447/2020 had ordered that, with the earlier suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, I, Chief Hon. Victor Giadom should act as the National Chairman of our great party.
If this stands, Oshiomhole would have suffered a bitter humiliation. He had been having a running battle with Mr. Obaseki, who succeeded him as governor.