President Muhammadu Buhari has okayed Victor Giadom as the acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), revealing he would be attending the virtual meeting of the APC convened by Giadom on Thursday.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity made this known on Wednesday.
In a statement, Shehu stated that Buhari had received convincing advice on the position of the law as far as the situation in the party is concerned.
He further stated that the President had determined that the law was on the side of 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.
“In addition to the President, the Giadom meeting will, hopefully, be attended by our Governors and the leaders of the National Assembly,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, a High Court of Justice sitting in Jos, Plateau State has granted an order compelling Giadom to proceed with the NEC meeting fixed for Thursday, June 25th, 2020.
The order was made upon the application of the Chairman of Plateau APC, Mr. Latep Dabang, who is also a member of NEC.
He complained that the provision of the APC constitution regarding the convening of a quarterly NEC meeting has been serially abused and ignored by the present NWC, leading to a litany of illegalities by the NWC.
It would be recalled that just yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari gave his nod to the convening of an emergency NEC meeting to save the party from the multiple crises bedeviling it.
Already letters have been sent out to all the Governors and members of the National Assembly who are NEC members.
Whilst the Governors and lawmakers would be seated at the Council Chambers with Mr. President, others would join by virtual means.
Already, the visitors list at the Presidential Villa contains the names of NEC members expected to arrive tomorrow, confirming the clear endorsement of the meeting by Buhari.