The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has recommended Worgu Boms, a former attorney-general of the state, to replace Victor Giadom, APC national secretary.
Hillard Eta, vice-chairman of the APC (south-south), announced this at a media briefing in Abuja on Saturday.
Eta said the national working committee (NWC) of the party had been seeking to replace Giadom who had resigned to be running mate to Tonye Cole, Rivers governorship aspirant in the 2019 election.
The crisis in the party had prevented Cole and his running mate from contesting the election.
At the briefing, Eta said Boms’ name was sent after the NWC asked the south-south to send Gaidom’s replacement
“You are aware that on Friday, a competent court of jurisdiction declared Chief Victor Giadom as not being a member of the National Working Committee NWC and should never parade himself as such,” he said.
“Even before then, there was a resolution by the NWC asking the South-South zone of the party which I head to transmit a name for his replacement or filling of the vacancy made possible by his resignation to contest as deputy governorship candidate of our party in Rivers state.
“I want to announce to the world that I am in receipt of the name of a distinguished member of this party from Rivers state to the zone for ratification in the person of Worgus Boms Esq, a former attorney-general of Rivers state.
“His name has been transmitted to my good office and I want to announce that in the earliest time possible, the south-south zonal executive committee will meet and ratify that name and send his same to the NWC of our great party.”
Gaidom had declared himself acting national chairman of the APC when the appeal court sitting in Abuja upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the ruling party.