Breaking: Rivers High Court Bars Giadom From Parading Self As Member of APC NWC

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A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has restrains the acting national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Victor Giadom from parading himself as member of the National Working Committee of the party.

In a suit filed by Dele Moses & Others, the court said that Giadom having resigned his position as the Deputy National Secretary of the party in 2018 to run for the position of Deputy Governor, cannot act as a member of the party’s NWC.

Justice Florence Fiberesima, the presiding judge, granted an order of perpetual injunction restraining Giadom from parading himself as a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC.

The court also granted an order restraining Giadom from issuing, signing or endorsing any document or correspondence to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or any other body or institution in the capacity of the National Chairman or Acting National Chairman of the APC or howsoever as an officer of the APC.

The interim order signed by Patricia Victor, the court’s Assistant Chief Registrar, mandated the APC not to recognize Giadom named as the third defendant in the case as a member of the NWC.

“A declaration that sequel to the resignation of the 3rd defendant (Victor Giadom) as Deputy National Secretary of the 1st Defendant (APC) in 2018, for the purposes of contesting in the 2019 general election as Deputy Governor of Rivers State, the 3rd defendant is no longer the Deputy National Secretary of the 1st defendant.

“A declaration that the third defendant (Victor Giadom) is not a member of the National Working Committee ( NWC) of the first defendant having resigned his membership of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the first defendant for purposes of contesting in the 2019 general election as the Deputy Governor of Rivers State.

“A declaration that the resignation of the third defendant (Victor Giadom) as the Deputy National Secretary of the 1st Defendant in 2018 is valid and effective from 2018 till date.

“A declaration that the third defendant (Victor Giadom) is not the National Chairman, or Acting National Chairman,or Deputy National Secretary or otherwise howsoever a member of the National Working Committee of the 1st Defendant.

“An order restraining the third defendant (Victor Giadom) from issuing, signing or endorsing any document or correspondence to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or any other body or institution in the capacity of the National Chairman or Acting National Chairman of the 1st Defendant or howsoever as an officer of the 1st Defendant.

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the first, second, fourth and fifth defendants from recognizing or regarding the third defendant as either a member of the National Working Committee (NWC), the Deputy National Secretary, National Chairman or Acting National Chairman of the fist defendant”.

“That an interim injunction be and is hereby made restraining Giadom acting by himself or through his privies or agents howsoever described from parading himself as the National Chairman of the first defendant or Deputy National Secretary of the first defendant or member of the NWC of the first defendant pending the determination of the motion on notice.

“That an interim injunction be and is hereby made restraining Giadom from issuing, signing, or endorsing any document to INEC or any other body or institution in the capacity of the National Chairman or acting National Chairman of the first defendant or in whatsoever capacity pending the determination of the motion on notice.

“That an order of interim injunction be and is hereby made restraining the first, second, fourth and fifth defendants acting by themselves or through any of their officers, agents or privies from recognizing or regarding Giadom as the national chairman of the first defendant or deputy national secretary of member of the NWC of the first defendant.

“That every order in this suit including the originating process and other subsequent processes be served on the defendants at the first defendant secretariat at 65 Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State by pasting same on the notice board”.