In a bid to defend the embattled national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, explained why the endorsement of Victor Gaidom by some South south APC leaders as replacement for the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, cannot stand.
While addressing Newsmen in Abuja, Nabena said Giadom was not fit for such a position because he officially resigned his position in the APC National Working Committee to contest as running mate to the party’s 2019 governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole.
“I call on members of our party and the public to disregard the so-called zonal caucus meeting which held on Thursday at the Edo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
“The meeting was neither convened nor attended by the APC National Vice Chairman (South South), Hilliard Eta and Leader of the party in the South-South, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.
“Hence, all decisions reached at the purported meeting is a nullity and definitely does not reflect the views and stand of the Party’s South South caucus.
“Specifically, on the purported meeting’s request that the APC National Executive Committee confirm Victor Giadom as acting National Chairman, we cannot be taken for a ride because of the political and 2023 presidential aspirations of his (Giadom’s) sponsor and godfather who is attempting to control the Party’s structure.
“It should be known that Victor Giadom tendered his resignation letter to the National Working Committee (NWC) to contest the 2019 election as the Party’s Deputy Governorship candidate in Rivers State.