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Oshiomhole’s Projected Replacer, Giadom ‘Not Qualified APC NWC Member’



Victor Giadom, Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), being projected to take over Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s place as national chairman of the APC has long resigned his position as member of national working committee of the party, BIGPEN has learnt.

With this development, Giadom who officially resigned his position in the NWC to contest as running mate to the party’s 2019 governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, is not qualified to convene the national executive committee meeting of the party or replace Oshiomhole as being canvassed.

APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, corroborated this on Saturday in Abuja while reacting to the legality of of the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting convened by Giadom and his purported endorsement to replace Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman.


The APC Deputy Spokesman, who faulted Giadom’s endorsement to replace Adams Oshiomhole, described as “strange and an aberration that Giadom still attends meetings of the NWC and could call for a NEC meeting.

According to the Bayelsa-born politicians, stakeholders must not lose sight of due process and the dictates of APC’s constitution.

Nabena said: “I call on members of our party and the public to disregard the so called zonal caucus meeting which held on Thursday at the Edo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja. The meeting was neither convened nor attended by the APC National Vice Chairman (South South), Hilliard Eta and Leader of the party in the South-South, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege. Hence, all decisions reached at the purported meeting is a nullity and definitely does not reflect the views and stand of the Party’s South South 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.

“It should be known that Victor Giadom tendered his resignation letter to the National Working Committee (NWC) to contest the 2019 election as the Party’s Deputy Governorship candidate in Rivers State. 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.”

Recalls that Gaidom had announced that he had taken over the running of the party following Oshiomhol’s suspension as national chairman by an Abuja high court.

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