The ruling All Progressives Congress has revealed names of those to lead the party following the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole.
The National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced Waziri Bulama as its acting National Secretary.
The information was made public on Wednesday by the party’s spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, according to Premium Times.
However, a member of the NWC earlier questioned that announcement, saying the committee never reached such resolution and party chairman Adams Oshiomhole only ordered the party spokesperson to make the announcement after Mr Oshiomhole was suspended by a court on Wednesday.
Mr Waziri was approved alongside ex-Oyo governor Abiola Ajimobi and Paul Chukwuma who are to serve in the capacities of the Deputy National Chairman (South) and National Auditor of the party respectively.
He said their choice is based on their nomination from their regions’ leaders, a claim other leaders of the party have disputed.
The NWC’s decision was made public hours after an Abuja High Court suspended Mr Oshiomhole as the party’s national chairman.
Justice Danlami Senchi hinged his verdict on the earlier vote of no confidence passed on Mr Oshiomhole by his primary ward in Edo State.
Meanwhile, a few hours after the pronouncement of the national chairman’s suspension, a member of the NWC who is also the National Vice Chairman of the party (North-east), Salihu Mustapha, told PREMIUM TIMES in a phone interview about the controversy surrounding the nomination of Mr Waziri as the party’s acting national secretary.
“I believe you guys are aware of the meeting held about a month ago on that matter, which ended without a decision. Since then there has not been a decision as to the replacement of the secretary,” Mr Mustapha said.