The leadership crisis of the All Progressives Congress, APC, took a new turn after President Buhari supported the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting summoned by the self-imposed Acting National Chairman, Chief Victor Giadom and announced he would be in attendance.
While there are reports that the Giadom-led NEC meeting scheduled for today will be controversial, an impeccable source has revealed to Headline News365 that Chief Victor Giadom will be stepping down as the Acting National Chairman of the APC today
According to the source, the decision of President Buhari attending today’s meeting was taken after weighing all available option and consulting with the big wigs of the APC, including Bola Asiwaju Tinubu, who serves as the National Leader of the party.
The source further said that Giadom would be allowed to act in the capacity of the National Chairman just to allow them to hold the NEC meeting billed for today, during which appointments of new party officials and the nomination of Ize-Iyamu as APC candidate for Edo guber poll will be ratified.
According to the law, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, requires a seven-day notification for the party to conduct a primary election, therefore, with this short time frame, it would not be possible for Giadom to do anything.
The source added, “Therefore, first thing tomorrow is to ratify Ize-Iyamu’s candidacy. After today’s meeting, Giadom will cease to be the Ag. Chairman and we move from there.”
Meanwhile, National Vice Chairman, South-South, Hilliard Eta, who is acting for Ajimobi who has been battling COVID-19, on Wednesday, alleged that “political thugs” operating from Port Harcourt, were threatening his life.
Eta further said some forces were planning to burn the APC national secretariat and then blame the NWC on the grounds that it does not want Chief Victor Giadom to access the premises. Eta, however, said he would file a complaint with the police.
Similarly, Law Professor, Itse Sagay (SAN) has urged President Buhari not to participate in the Chief Victor Giadom-led NEC meeting, adding that Giadom had no right to summon the meeting because a deputy national secretary is not in line to succeed the national chairman.