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BREAKING!!! Victor Giadom Suspended By APC

The All Progressives Congress, Rivers State chapter,  has suspended the Deputy National Secretary of the party, Victor Giadom, over “gross infractions of the party’s constitution".

“The Fact-Finding Committee of the party recommended the following measures against Victor Giadom; That Hon. Victor Giadom be immediately suspended from the party and every party activities for his numerous infractions of the party constitution and conduct, which have brought the party to irredeemable disrepute.

“That Victor Giadom should immediately write a letter of apology to the party and same should be published in three national newspapers,” the state’s APC spokesperson, Livingstone Wechie, said on Sunday.

Recall that Mr Giadom has been in a constant face-off with a faction the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) since he declared himself the legitimate acting national chairman of the party, following the Appeal Court judgement which upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole, as the national chairman.

His declaration antagonised the earlier announcement made by the Hilliard Eta, the party’s National Vice Chairman (South-South) – led NWC, to appoint hospitalized Abiola Ajimobi, as the interim chairman, a decision backed by a section of the party’s constitution.

However, in the absence of Mr Ajimobi, who is the deputy national chairman (South), Mr Eta, also from the same region, supported by 15 other members of the NWC, has been running the affairs of the secretariat since last week’s Wednesday.

Contesting the court-endorsed Giadom’s claim to the acting chairman seat, Mr Eta, backed by 13 other members of the body, told journalists on Wednesday that the former had ceased to be a member of the body since he allegedly resigned his position as the deputy national secretary to contest as the party’s deputy governorship position in 2019 Rivers Governorship election.

However, contrary to Mr Eta-led NWC members’ claim, the party’s National Vice Chairman (North-East), Mustapha Salihu, in his interview culled from Vanguard newspaper, said Mr Giadom never resigned his position as Deputy National Secretary but was given a waiver to contest as running mate to the party’s governorship candidate in Rivers State.

He added that Mr Giadom was also officially welcomed back into the body after a court barred the Rivers APC from participating in the 2019 governorship election.

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