Ill Ajimobi sends message to APC members

Mr. Bolaji Tunji, the Media Aide to the Former Governor of Oyo State, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi said in a statement on Wednesday in Ibadan, that Mr. Abiola Ajimobi- who is very ill- has assumed office at the National Headquarters of All Progressives Congress (APC) following his appointment as the acting National Chairman of the party.

Until his new appointment, Ajimobi was the APC Deputy National Chairman, South.

Mr. Abiola Ajimobi’s appointment was as a result of an order of the Court of Appeal, on Tuesday, affirming the suspension of Mr Adams Oshiomhole as APC National Chairman.

But there have been fears that the former governor may not be able to assume office as PM News confirmed that Ajimobi is critically-ill with COVID-19 and has been on admission in Lagos at the First Cardiology Consultants Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Also, the Deputy National Secretary of APC, Chief Victor Giadom, has disapproved the appointment of Ajimobi as acting National Chairman of the party.

Giadom, lawyer, Chief Wole Afolabi, said he was to serve as the Acting Chairman and not Ajimobi based on the order of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court issued on March 16, 2020 by Hon. Justice S.U Bature. His lawyer said the Judge’s declaration that Giadom should act as the National Chairman of the party following the suspension of Oshiomhole is still valid.

Giadom added, “Our attention has been drawn to a statement allegedly issued by the Publicity Secretary of the APC to the effect that Senator Abiola Ajimobi is to act as the National Chairman of APC following the suspension from office of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by the Court of Appeal.

”We wish to state that the statement must have been issued in complete ignorance of the order of the FCT High Court issued on 16th of March, 2020 by Hon. Justice S.U Bature in Suit No. FCT/HC/M/6447/2020 to the effect that Chief Victor Giadom is to act as the National Chairman of the party due to the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman.

Ajimobi said that his appointment received the support of five out of the six South West states of Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Ogun and Lagos with only Ekiti protesting the nomination.

He said that his appointment into the NWC of the party was affirmed by a Federal High Court.

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