The Implication of Buhari's Recognition of Giadom As APC Acting National Chairman.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. It is no more news that the President of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari, has backed the appointment of Victor Giadom as the Acting National Chairman of APC. Many media outlet, of which The Punch is one, have reported.
It begged for a serious answer how the president would back a man who is neither in line of succession to the Chairman of the party to become the Acting National Chairman of APC through the back door.
It should be recalled that a master stroke was dropped today when the President's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity revealed in a tweet that the president has decided to align with Giadom because he has strong legal appeal to act as the National Chairman, but many observers believed that what the president did was a sort of political blunder that would rather spell doom for the party, especially as far as Edo governorship election is concerned.
Giadom was never a party to the whole processes that produced the APC candidate in Edo. His emergence now implies he would have to start a whole process of selection afresh. How then is this possible within the shortest possible time the party is left with.
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In other words, the implication of what the president has done today is that APC has just less than 62 hours to sell expression of interest form, screened aspirants and conduct a valid primaries; failure which the party will lose the opportunity of fielding any candidate in the forth coming governorship election in Edo state.
It now remain to be seen how the ruling party will sort itself out to meet up with the INEC deadline.