Internal crisis of the All Progressive Congress leaves Lagos for Taraba state as Adams Oshiomhole unofficially swore in a new chairman, Ibrahim El-Suldi without knowledge of sitting chairman, Abdulmumuni Vaki.
El-Suldi was sworn in by the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, in Abuja.
Reacting to the development, the embattled chairman of the party in the state, Abdulmumuni Vaki, said he remains the authentic leader of the APC in Taraba.
According to him, he was not officially aware of his purported removal as nobody called to inform him.
He said, “I heard that Adams Oshiomhole swore in another chairman for Taraba but as far as I am concerned, I remain the chairman of the APC in the state, nobody has removed me.
“Maybe Oshiomhole’s style of leadership is to swear in two chairmen in every state of the federation as a strategy to win elections in 2019.
“I was duly elected and sworn in as chairman. I attended the National Executive Council meetings called by Oshiomhole and decisions of the party taken in his presence.”
“If today, he is saying I was illegally inaugurated as chairman, then the entire National Working Committee which I voted into office at the last convention is also illegal.”