Without recourse to the National Working Committee resolution nominating Abiola Ajimobi as the Acting National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC after the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole, Hon Victor Giadam the former National Assistant Secretary ignored a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday, restrained from Acting as the National Chairman of the party.
The court presided over by Justice Florence Fiberesima in the suit filed by Dele Moses & Others, granted an order of perpetual injunction also restraining Giadom from parading himself as a member of the National Working Committee of the APC.
The Court further stopped Giadom from issuing, signing or endorsing any document or correspondence to the Independent National Electoral Commission or any other body or institution in the capacity of the National Chairman or Acting National Chairman of the APC or howsoever as an officer of the APC.
Fiberesima ordered that Giadom could not be claiming to be a member of the NWC after resigning from his position to contest the 2019 general election as the Deputy Governor.
Yet not minding the Court Order Giadom writes the Independent Electoral Commission INEC notifying it of his formal taking over of the office of National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress in Acting Capacity. He instructed the the electoral umpire to relate with him henceforth as the authentic Acting Chairman:
The letter reads below.
“I want to respectfully through this medium bring it to your attention that I have been appointed as the Acting National Chairman of the APC. A copy of the Order of the FCT High Court, Abuja affirming my authority as the Acting National Chairman of the APC is herewith attached.
“Please note that the earlier Order of the FCT High Court, suspending Comrade Adams Oshiornhole from office on March 4th, 2020 was affirmed by the Court of Appeal, Abuja on June 16th, 2020. Mr. Oshiomhole’s appeals were dismissed on that date. Copies of the orders of the Court in the two cases are herewith attached for your perusal.
“As the Acting National Chairman of the Party, all processes, documents and communications including those concerning the conduct of elections meant for the APC are to be served on me.”