Victor Giadom, the sacked deputy national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has issued a notice for the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the APC.
However, a top official of the party said on Tuesday night that Mr Giadom was an impostor and should be disregarded by Nigerians.
The APC, Nigeria’s ruling party, has been thrown into a leadership crisis after the Court of Appeal upheld the suspension of its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, a few days ago.
Following the court ruling, Mr Giadom, defiant to a decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC, declared himself the acting chairman of the party. He said he was backed by a court order.
The NWC had appointed the deputy national chairman (South), Abiola Ajimobi, the acting chairman.
Mr Giadom, while declaring himself chairman, went ahead to announce the ‘cancellation’ of the APC screening which led to the disqualification of the Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki, from contesting the party governorship primary in Edo state. But Mr Obaseki defected from the APC to the PDP where he hopes to secure a ticket to run for re-election in September.
In a letter he sent on Tuesday to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr Giadom said the APC NEC meeting would take place by 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Presidential Villa.
The letter was personally signed by him.
A stamp on a copy of the letter indicates that INEC has received the letter.
Source: News update