National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Babatunde Ogala has debunked the claim by Deputy National Secretary of the party that Senator Abiola Ajimobi was not duly appointed into the National Working Committee (NWC).
He spoke on Channels Television programme.
According to Ogala, Giadom was brought into the NWC the same way Ajimobi was appointed.
He said: “When the position of the Deputy National Secretary was vacant, the zonal congress of the party leadership nominated a replacement. That was how Victor Giadom got into the NWC. So, he who comes into equity must come with clean hands.”
Ogala, however, said a Federal High Court on March 13 affirmed the appointment of Senator Ajimobi as Deputy National Chairman.
He said: “How can you (Giadom) who claimed to be an Acting Secretary now go to another court to say there was nobody in office? The order of March 13 was served on me; the order of March 16 in which the process filed is against me and the party, Publicity Secretary and National Secretary are yet to be served on us till today. The orders they (Giadom and others) are parading on social media are yet to be served on the party as we speak.
“…Our party constitution in Article 21 provides that in the absence of the chairman, the Deputy National Chairman from his Zone shall act in his stead…
“On this note, there was no vacancy with us but the order of March 13 had affirmed the deputy chairman as the person to take over in the absence of the national chairman.”