APC CRISIS: Crack widens as Giadom, acting scribe, takes charge
Days after it laid a siege to the national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the Nigerian Police Force, yesterday, unsealed the premises, thereby granting access to staff and select journalists.
This was as it emerged that the Deputy National Secretary of the party, Victor Giadom, who has been holding fort as acting national secretary seemed to have taken charge of the party secretariat as he appeared first on the security list of party officials and staff to be allowed into the secretariat.
While Giadom came into the secretariat around 10:40am in company of some of his aides, no member of the National Working Committee, NWC, was sighted as at 4pm. Staff were also disallowed from parking their vehicles within the secretariat.
This happened on a day that the high wire top leadership gulf in the party widened as the pro and anti-Oshiomhole camps swell-ed. The bifurcation cuts across the APC governors, NWC and in Oshimhole’s South-South zone. Meanwhile, the National Working Committee said ‘it has not been factionalised or in the nature of crisis being repeatedly reported in the media.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu in a stated that, “In a political organization such as the APC, contestations are not unusual and are not necessarily intractable.
The issues being alluded to in media reports are matters before the courts and should be allowed to run their normal and legal course. The exaggerated story foreboding Armageddon is farfetched.”