The Deputy National Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) who had resigned to contest as governorship running mate in Rivers State, Mr. Victor Giadom yesterday chickened out of his plans to take over as the Acting National Chairman of APC.
It was gathered that Giadom, who had planned to storm the secretariat, was stranded by the declaration of the plaintiff, the National Vice Chairman(North-East), Comrade Mustapha Salihu, that he did not obtain any fresh order from Justice Samiru Umar Bature of the Federal Capital Territory High Court.
A top party source said: “The declaration by Comrade Salihu jolted Giadom and his sponsors on Friday. They mounted pressure on Salihu to recant his statement of Thursday night but he refused to do so. He said he was part of the North-East zonal meeting which made Arc. Waziri Bulama the National Secretary of the party and he could not have asked the court to declare him as the National Secretary of APC.”
“So, Giadom called off his plans to assume duties because he was not a party to the suit filed by Salihu. Also, the plaintiff never got any order not to talk of making Giadom a beneficiary. Giadom became stranded because you cannot build something on nothing.
“It is a different legal matter on how Giadom got the purported order which made him the acting National Chairman. Those who were begging Salihu said he should try to protect those behind the purported application for the order.
“What made it difficult for Giadom was that no NWC member was with him in his aspiration to be the APC national chairman.”