Senator Abiola Ajimobi has been named as the acting national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC following the court decision upholding the suspension of its substantive national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Abiola is the immediate past governor of Oyo State and was before then a senator.
Responding to the court judgment The party’s spokesman, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu in a statement issued late on Tuesday said:
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received the news indicating the Appeal Court has upheld the suspension of the Party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court pending the determination of the substantive suit.
Guided by advice from the Party’s legal department in line with the provisions of Section 14.2. (iii) of the Party’s constitution, the Deputy National Chairman (South), Sen. Abiola Ajimobi will serve as the Party’s Acting National Chairman.
According to Section 14.2. (iii),of the APC constitution, the Deputy National Chairman, North/South “Shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone”.
Ajimobis, however, presently reported to be sick.