President Muhammadu Buhari would be attending the National Executive Council meeting convened by Victor Giadom, the sacked National Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
This was disclosed by Garba Shehu, Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, while speaking to State House Correspondents.
The Abiola Ajimobi led National Working Committee of the APC had noted that Giadom was not qualified to convene a NEC meeting because he was no longer a member of the NWC.
Giadom has however continued to insist that he is the acting chairman of the APC according to the order of the court which also suspended Adams Oshiomhole.
Naija Buzz News had earlier today reported that Giadom revealed that he has the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari despite the disagreement between members of the NWC.
“The President has received very convincing advice on the position of the law as far as the situation in the party is concerned and has determined that the law is on the side of Victor Giadom as Acting National Chairman.
“Because he will always act in accordance with the law, the President will be attending the virtual meeting Giadom called for tomorrow afternoon.
“We urge the media to stop promoting manufactured controversies and to not give any further room for mischievous interpretations of the law on this matter.
“In addition to the President, the Giadom meeting will, hopefully, be attended by our Governors and the leaders of the National Assembly,” the president’s spokesman said.
Giadom had declared that the APC governorship primary election held in Edo State as illegal. The primary election in which the apparent candidate of Oshiomhole, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, emerge winner was conducted by the Ajimobi led NWC.
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