Appeal Court affirms Oshiomhole’s suspension as APC Chair

The Court of Appeal has upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a judgment delivered by a three-man panel of the appellate court Tuesday, Mohammed Lamido, dismissed Oshiomhole’s appeal for lacking in merit.

This followed the decision of an Abuja high court in March 2020, which had ordered the suspension of Oshiomhole as national chairman of the APC.

On March 5, 2020, a high court sitting in the federal capital territory (FCT) had given an order of interlocutory injunction restraining Oshiomhole from referring to himself as the APC national chairman, pending the determination of a suit filed by one Oluwale Afolabi.

Less than two weeks later, on March 16, a court of appeal sitting in Abuja had restrained the APC from executing the judgement of the FCT high court which ordered Oshiomhole’s suspension as national chairman of the ruling party.

The latest ruling by the appeal court comes at a time of deepening crisis for Oshiomhjole and the APC after the controversial decision to suspend Gov Godwin Obaseki from contesting the party’s governorship primary election in Edo State.

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