Friday, 19 June 2020

Giadom cannot act as APC National Chairman, Rivers State High Court Rules

A state High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has declared that a former Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Victor Giadom, cannot be the Acting National Chairman of the party.

It was gathered that the court presided over by Justice Florence Fiberesima 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.

The order was made sequel to a motion exparte brought before the court by the plaintiffs, Dele Moses and Azunda Wori against the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Victor Giadom; the Acting Chairman of APC, Rivers State, Igo Aguma and the National Legal Adviser, APC, Babatunde Ogala.

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.

A copy of the interim order signed by Assistant Chief Registrar, Patricia Victor, mandated the APC not to recognize Giadom named as the third defendant in the case as a member of the NWC.

The plaintiffs prayed for: “A declaration that sequel to the resignation of the 3rd defendant (Victor Giadom) as Deputy National Secretary of the 1st Defendant (APC) in 2018, for the purposes of contesting in the 2019 general election as Deputy Governor of Rivers State, the 3rd defendant is no longer the Deputy National Secretary of the 1st defendant.

“A declaration that the third defendant (Victor Giadom) is not a member of the National Working Committee ( NWC) of the first defendant having resigned his membership of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the first defendant for purposes of contesting in the 2019 general election as the Deputy Governor of Rivers State.

“A declaration that the resignation of the third defendant (Victor Giadom) as the Deputy National Secretary of the 1st Defendant in 2018 is valid and effective from 2018 till date.

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.

A copy of the interim order signed by Assistant Chief Registrar, Patricia Victor, mandated the APC not to recognize Giadom named as the third defendant in the case as a member of the NWC.

The plaintiffs prayed for: “A declaration that sequel to the resignation of the 3rd defendant (Victor Giadom) as Deputy National Secretary of the 1st Defendant (APC) in 2018, for the purposes of contesting in the 2019 general election as Deputy Governor of Rivers State, the 3rd defendant is no longer the Deputy National Secretary of the 1st defendant.

“A declaration that the third defendant (Victor Giadom) is not a member of the National Working Committee ( NWC) of the first defendant having resigned his membership of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the first defendant for purposes of contesting in the 2019 general election as the Deputy Governor of Rivers State.

“A declaration that the resignation of the third defendant (Victor Giadom) as the Deputy National Secretary of the 1st Defendant in 2018 is valid and effective from 2018 till date.

source:

TheNation

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