Justice Florence Fiberisima of a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has declared that the former Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Victor Giadom, cannot be the Acting National Chairman of the party.
Fiberisima granted an order of perpetual injunction restraining Giadom from parading himself as a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC in a suit filed by Dele Moses & Others.
Wechie Livinstone, the Media Adviser to the APC Acting Chairman in Rivers State, Igo Aguma, confirmed that the court ordered the APC not to recognize Giadom named as the third defendant in the case as a member of the NWC.
The court also granted an order restraining Giadom from issuing, signing or endorsing any document or correspondence to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or any other body or institution in the capacity of the National Chairman or Acting National Chairman of the APC or howsoever as an officer of the APC.
The court said Giadom could not be claiming to be a member of the NWC having resigned from his position to contest the 2019 general election as the Deputy Governor.
Recall that on Tuesday, June 16, the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomole as member and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC. The National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, immediately appointed former Oyo state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, to take over from Oshiomole in an acting capacity.
However, Victor Giadom on Wednesday, June 17, declared himself the acting National Chairman of the party. He argued that a court injunction dated March 16 ordered that he takes over from Oshiomole who was initially suspended on March 4.