Despite all the crises in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the national chairman of the Adams Oshiomhole appeared unperturbed on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
Oshiomhole, who was appearing in public for the first time since an FCT High Court in Abuja restrained him from acting as chairman.
He told a team of journalists in his Aso Drive office, Abuja on Thursday that there was no need for him to be troubled over developments in the party. He said that some governors and a minister were behind his ordeal. The former Edo State governor, however, did not name names.
The APC leader, who came out of a meeting in his office believed to be rushing out to catch an engagement in the Villa, asked journalists at the foyer of his office if they were looking at him with pity.
Decked in his usual Khaki attire, the party chieftain asked the journalist pointedly: “Are you looking at me with pity?”
Before the journalists could respond, he dashed out smiling to a waiting car.
Former Oyo Governor Ajimobi Emerges As New APC Deputy National Chairman
In what appears to be a swift reaction to the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the party has approved new national officers.
“The National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has approved the nomination of Waziri Bulama as the Party’s acting national secretary, an e-mailed statement by the national spokesperson of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu to The Trent revealed.
Also, Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past governor of Oyo State, has been announced as the deputy national chairman (South), and Paul Chukwuma as the national auditor.
According to the statement, the decision was reached on January 14, 2020, during the meeting of the NWC at the party’s National Secretariat.
“Following the resignation of H.E. Mai Mala Buni as the Party’s National Secretary in May 2019 prior to his election as the Governor of Yobe State, the party subsequently gave notice for a replacement from the zone,” the statement read.
“The NWC has also approved the nominations of Senator Abiola Ajimobi as the Deputy National Chairman (South) and Paul Chukwuma as the National Auditor following nominations from the respective zones.”
Abuja Court Suspends Adams Oshiomhole As APC National Chairman
Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been suspended by an FCT High Court in Jabi, Abuja,
Justice Danlami Senchi, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, ordered Oshiomhole to step down pending the determination of the substantive suit seeking his perpetual removal as the APC chairman.
The judge said that political parties must be bound by their constitution and having been suspended by his ward, Comrade Oshiomhole is restrained from functioning as the National Chairman of the party pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit
The judge fixed hearing for April 7 and 8, 2020.
Hattip to The Nation