The suspended National Deputy Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Victor Giadom has said only the party’s National Executive Council, NEC, can resolve the current leadership crisis.
Giadom said APC should be handed over to a higher organ and not the party’s National Working Committee, NWC. The suspended deputy National Secretary of APC stated this while addressing journalists in Abuja, yesterday. He said the man capable of resolving the internal crisis rocking the party is Adams Oshiomhole.
“I have always insisted at the beginning of this crisis that the only way to resolve this issue is to surrender this party to a higher organ which is the best.
“And I am still insisting that the only way to get ourselves out of this mess is to convoke a NEC meeting.
That is the only route out, I have the feeling that there is no other route to have peace and justice in this party except through a NEC meeting that has been my decision.
“There has to be an NEC meeting. NEC is the higher organ above the NWC, I do not see why they are afraid.
You have to surrender this organ so that the right would be done and every other decision that has been taken by the leadership would be ratified by NEC. So if we do not have a NEC meeting, it would be difficult to resolve this crisis.”
The current leadership crisis in APC started with the suspension of its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole by an Appeal Court. Against this backdrop, Giadom had declared he was Oshiomhole’s replacement. His move to head the ruling party was, however, stopped by APC National Working Committee, NWC. The NWC had appointed former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi as acting chairman.
Giadom was, however, restrained from parading himself as APC Deputy National Secretary by a Rivers State High Court, a few days ago. The court had issued the ruling while granting an ex parte order. You will recall that Adams Oshiomhole has asked Victor Giadom to respect the Party order.