APC announces new NWC members after court removed Oshiomhole as party chairman

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Few hours after the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole, the national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the nomination of Waziri Bulama as the party’s acting national secretary.

The Herald gathered that the committee also approved the nominations of Abiola Ajimobi as the deputy national chairman (South) and Paul Chukwuma as the national auditor.

The announcement was contained in a statement released by the party’s national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Wednesday night, March 4.

The statement read: “The decision was reached on January 14, 2020 during the meeting of the NWC at the party’s national secretariat.”

Earlier, The Herald reported that Justice Senchi Z. Danlami of an FCT High Court has ordered the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The judge gave the order on Wednesday in Jabi following an application by one Oluwale Afolabi seeking an interlocutory injunction asking the court to suspend Oshiomhole, having been suspended as a member of the APC by the party in Edo State.

Joining the National Chairman and APC as first and second respondents, the appellant contended that since his suspension by the party, the party boss has not challenged it in court.

The appellant further argued that since the suspension temporarily deprived him of the privileges of being an APC member, Oshiomhole could not continue to act as national chairman of the party.

In his ruling, Justice Danlami held that the APC wrongfully kept Oshiomhole as National Chairman.

He ordered that the first respondent stopped parading himself as National Chairman pending the determination of a substantive suit filed before the court.

The judge further directed the party to stop recognising the first respondent as its National Chairman. Oshiomhole has been at loggerheads with the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, over the control of the party machinery in the state.

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