Akinleye stated this in his letter forwarded through his counsel, Tunde Oke to the APC National Working Committee (NWC) on Wednesday
The chairman called the NWC’s appointment of the former Oyo State Governor as “outright nullity and contempt of court”.
He reminded the NWC that there is a pending case with suit No. FHC/AD/CS/8/2020 before Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti.
According to him, the suit prayed against any nomination of anyone to fill the Deputy National Chairman position Ajimobi holds and that the case was ongoing
Among others reliefs, the suit prayed that the office should be filled in accordance with Article 20 of the All Progressive Congress Constitution 2014 (as amended).
Akinleye’s lawyer noted that until the case is determined, Ajimobi’s appointment as Deputy National Chairman (South), and now as Acting National Chairman of the party is a nullity.
The party chairman said it is on record that “all the processes filed in the suit have been served on all the parties which serves as notice to maintain status quo pending the determination of the suit”.
“At the time when the suit was instituted by our Client, Ajimobi’s name had not been purportedly recognised by the National Working Committee of APC,” the letter recalled.
“However, during the pendency of the Suit when appearance had been entered for all the Defendants, our attention was drawn to several newspaper publications that the National Working Committee of APC has announced Sen. Abiola Ajimobi’s name as the Deputy National Chairman (South).”
APC had stated that his appointment received the support of five of the Six South West states of Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Ogun and Lagos and that only Ekiti protested the nomination.
Meanwhile, the party has appointed Hilliard Etta to act as the Acting National Chairman on behalf of Ajimobi, who has been away from the public over health issues.