The ruling All Progressives Congress on Sunday night distanced itself from the purported sack of APC South-South Zonal Chairman, Chief Victor Giadom and Secretary, Ita Udosen, describing the action as unlawful and unconstitutional.
The removal of the APC leaders was ratified in a special resolution signed by acting zonal Chairman/Zonal Organizing Secretary, Blessing Agbomhere; acting Zonal Secretary/ Zonal Special Leader, Chief Edet Ita Asia in Port Harcourt on Saturday.
The other signatories were Ebimobowei Oyas, Zonal Youth Leader and Mrs Cynthia Princewill, Zonal Woman Leader.
Giadom was accused of refusing to call for meetings and disrupting every effort to call for meetings by members of the zonal executive committee to transact the political business of the zone.
The resolution also indicated the APC vice chairman for the zone bluntly refused to accept or receive complaints and petitions from other States in region.
Reacting to the development, the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Felix Morka, described the act as unlawful and unconstitutional, saying the act was perpetrated by some individuals who don’t have the authority to take such decision.
He said, “The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to media reports regarding a statement credited to some members of the South-South Zonal Executive Committee of the Party purportedly removing Chief Victor Giadom and Chief Ita Udosen from their positions as Chairman and Secretary of the Zonal Executive Committee, respectively.
“The action of the individuals, who are also signatories to the statement issued in the name of South-South Zonal Executive Committee, is without lawful or constitutional authority, therefore a nullity, and should be disregarded.
“Giadom and Udosen are, and remain, the South-South Zonal Vice Chairman and Secretary of the Party, respectively.”