Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman has shed light on the role of Hillard Eta.
The ruling party’s image makersaid that Eta was appointed to act on Ajimobi’s behalf since the former governor is “unavoidably absent”.
“The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from a meeting at the party’s national secretariat on Wednesday affirming senator Abiola Ajimobi as the Party’s Acting National Chairman following the Appeal Court’s ruling affirming the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National chairman and in line with Section 14.2 (iii) of the Party’s Constitution,” Issa-Onilu said.
“Due to senator Ajimobi’s unavoidable absence, NWC unanimously appointed the Party’s National Vice Chairman (South South), Prince Hilliard Etta to act on Sen. Ajimobi’s behalf, an action backed by the Party’s constitution which empowers the NWC to appoint one of its members in acting capacity and stipulates that the acting National chairman must be from the zone of the National Chairman.”
Issa-Onilu said Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, has been appointed chairman of the primary election committee. The party’s Edo primary poll is scheduled for June 22.
Ajibola Basiru, senate spokesman, was appointed as the committee’s secretary, while Abdullahi Abass, Ibrahim Sabo, Ocho Obioma, Amina Lantana Muhammed and Gbenga Elegbeleye were appointed as members of the panel.