Court suspends Oshiomhole as All Progressives Congress Chairman

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Jabi has ordered the suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, pending the determination of a substantive suit.

Penpushing reports that, Justice  Danlami Senchi, gave the order on Wednesday following an application of interlocutory injunction asking the court to suspend him(Oshiomhole), having been suspended as a member of the Edo State Chapter of All Progressives Congress( APC)

The application was filed by an applicant, Oluwale Afolabi, dated January 16, while Oshiomhole is the first respondent, as well as All Progressives Congress,(APC) as  the second respondent, and the applicant contended that Oshiomhole is currently suspended by the party and has not challenged the suspension.

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Penpushing further reports that, the applicant argued that, Oshiomhole’s rights as All Progressives Congress( APC) member is currently abated and he cannot continue to act as Chairman of the party,stressing that he( Oshiomhole) cannot continue to enjoy benefits from the party despite his suspension as a member of the party.

The Judge in his Wednesday ruling  held that the first and second respondents wrongfully kept Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the party, and therefore  ordered that  Oshiomole should stop parading himself as the Chairman of the  ruling All Progressives Congress(APC).

Penpushing also reports that, Justice Senchi,  urged the All Progressives Congress(APC )to desist from acknowledging Oshiomhole  as the Chairman of the party and also ordered not to grant  Oshiomhole access to the party secretariat.

The embattled Oshiomhole, it is recalled was controversially suspended by the All Progressives Congress ( APC)  Edo State Chapter  after he was suspended by the party’s leadership in his ward in the State.

Penpushing reports that, national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Oshiomhole however, discountenanced the suspension, saying it was invalid, stressing that the leadership of the party is the only authority that  could suspend national officers of the party including the Chairman.


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