The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers state has written the National Working Committee NWC, to fill the office of the Deputy National Secretary.
The Hilliard Eta-led NWC had earlier declared the office vacant, saying its occupant, Chief Victor Giadom had resigned to contest in the 2019 general elections.
The party in Rivers forwarded the name of a former attorney-general of Rivers State under the Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi’s administration, Worgu Boms to replace Giadom.
Giadom, a loyalist of the Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi’s faction of the party was on Friday, barred from parading himself as a member of the NWC by a Rivers State High Court.
Hillard Eta disclosed to newsmen on Saturday at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja that: “You are aware that on Friday, a competent court of jurisdiction declared Chief Victor Giadom as not being a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) and should never parade himself as such.
“Even before then, there was a resolution by the NWC asking the South-South zone of the party which I head to transmit a name for his replacement or filling of the vacancy made possible by his resignation to contest as Deputy Governorship Candidate of our party in Rivers state.
“I want to announce to the world that I am in receipt of the name of a distinguished member of this party from Rivers state to the Zone for ratification in the person of Worgu Boms Esq, a former Attorney General of Rivers state.
“His name has been transmitted to my good office and I want to announce that in the earliest time possible, the south South zonal executive committee will meet and ratify that name and send same to the NWC of our great party”.