Nigeria: APC Crisis – Giadom Is an Impostor, We’re in Charge – Hilliard Eta

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The Hilliard Eta-led All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has insisted that there is no faction in the party.

It also insisted that Victor Giadom who claims to be the acting chairman of the party is an impostor.

Mr Eta said this on Tuesday night at the party’s secretariat while receiving the report of the APC committee on the just concluded Edo governorship primary.

The seven-member committee led by the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, announced Osagie Ize-Iyamu the winner of the party’s governorship primaries conducted in 18 local government areas of the state on Monday.

Mr Ize-Iyamu, the favourite candidate of suspended chairman Adams Oshiomhole, defeated two other aspirants – Pius Odubu and Osaro Obazee – to clinch the ticket.

The primary committee’s report was presented to the NWC members by Ajibola Bashiru, a senator who served as the secretary of the committee.

Mr Eta, who is standing in for the hospitalised Abiola Ajimobi, the party’s interim chairman, described the deputy national secretary, Victor Giadom, as an impostor who has finally been suspended by a court.

“As we speak, the membership of Victor Giadom has been suspended by a competent court of jurisdiction in Port Harcourt this afternoon. Not only is he no longer a member of the NWC, for today his membership has been suspended,” he said as a copy of the court judgement was made visible.

Mr Eta’s response was precipitated by a question thrown at the NWC by journalists on a speculated virtual National Executive Council (NEC) scheduled for Thursday by Mr Giadom.