The All Progressives Congress, APC has appointed Former Oyo state Governor, Abiola Ajimobi as the new national chairman of the party.
Below is a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA from the party, signed by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu;
“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress 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”.
This development is coming a few hours after Edo state Governor and his deputy, Philip Shuaibu resigned from the party.