APC NWC appoints Hilliard Eta to act on Ajimobi’s behalf

Aanya Igomu, Abuja


The National Working Committee, NWC of Nigeria’s governing the party, the All Progressives Congress, APC has appointed the APC National Vice Chairman (South South), Prince Hilliard Etta to act on Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s behalf as Acting National Chairman of the APC.

In a press statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Lanre Issa-onilu, the National Working Committee, NWC of the APC held a meeting where it appointed Prince Eta after Senator Ajimobi’s absence at the meeting.

“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from a meeting at the Party’s National Secretariat on Wednesday affirming Sen. Abiola Ajimobi as the Party’s Acting National Chairman following the Appeal Court’s ruling affirming the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman and in line with Section 14.2 (iii) of the Party’s Constitution. 

“Due to Sen. Ajimobi’s unavoidable absence, NWC unanimously appointed the Party’s National Vice Chairman (South South), Prince Hilliard Etta to act on Sen. Ajimobi’s behalf, an action backed by the Party’s constitution which empowers the NWC to appoint one of its members in acting capacity and stipulates that the acting National chairman must be from the zone of the National Chairman” Issa- Onilu said.

The NWC also named its Edo governorship primary election committee and Appeal committee for the primary election scheduled for Monday, 22nd June, 2020.

Primary Election Committee

  1. Governor of Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodinma – Chairman
  2. Sen. Ajibola Bashiru – Secretary
  3. Alh. Abdullahi Abass
  4. Hon. Ibrahim Sabo
  5. Hon. Ocho Obioma
  6. Hajia Amina Lantana Muhammed
  7. Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye

Primary Election Appeal

  1. Prof. Mustapha Bello – Chairman
  2. Dr. Kayode Ajulo – Secretary
  3. Hon. Umar Ahmed
  4. Nasiru Ibrahim Junju
  5. Hon. Rasaq Mahmud Bamu

Sixteen members of the NWC attended the meeting held at the Party’s National Secretariat (13 members attended physically and three others joined the meeting online).




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