Ministers in the Federal Cabinet may have taken a stance on the fate of the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adam Oshiomhole.
The ministers from the South-south zone, incidentally the geopolitical zone of the axed APC chairman, attended a meeting convened by the Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
Ministers in attendance at the meeting held at Edo State governor’s lodge, Asokoro, Abuja were the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, his counterpart in the Labour Ministry, Festus Keyamo; Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire and the Minister of State for Power, Mr. Goody Jedy Agba.
In the communique presented at about 11pm by Obaseki, the party leaders appealed to the APC NEC members to consider retaining the exalted position of the national chairman of the party in the South-south zone. The NEC meeting is expected to hold next Tuesday.
They went further to recommend the Acting National Secretary of the party, Mr. Victor Giadom (from Rivers State) for the office, “even in an acting capacity.”
The party leaders from South-south region further commended Giadom for “rising to the occasion by providing leadership for the party in these trying times.”
The communique signed by each of the party leaders from the respective states in the zone read in part: “Leaders from the South-south zone of the All Progressives Congress held a meeting in Edo House.
The meeting was attended by leaders from the six states of the zone comprising serving ministers, serving members of the National Assembly, members of the zonal executive of our party and members of the state executive of our party, we also had former ministers, former senators and leaders who have served this country in various capacity.
“At the meeting, the leaders of the zone deliberated extensively on situations in the party and at the end of the meeting, they adopted the following resolutions:
“That as a party we commend our brother, the acting chairman of the APC Victor Giadom, for rising to the occasion by providing leadership for the party in this trying times.