Abiola Ajimobi, has just been appointed as the acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The party announced Ajimobi’s appointment in a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu.
Ajimobi’s appointment came against the backdrop of the affirmation of the suspension of the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
In a unanimous judgment of a three-man panel led by Justice Eunice Onyemanam, the Court of Appeal affirmed the earlier March 4, 2020 order of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja, suspending Oshiomhole and barring him from continuing to parade himself as the national chairman of the party.
Read the statement by the APC confirming Ajimobi’s appointment below;
”The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress has received the news indicating the Appeal Court has upheld the suspension of the Party’s National Chairman,Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by an FCT High Court pending the determination of the substantive suit.
Guided by advice from the Party’s legal department in line with the provisions of Section 14.2. (iii) of the Party’s constitution, the Deputy National Chairman (South), Sen. Abiola Ajimobi will serve as the Party’s Acting National Chairman.
According to Section 14.2. (iii),of the APC constitution, the Deputy National Chairman, North/South “Shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone”.