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Appeal Court Upholds Suspension Of Oshiomhole

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Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Suspended APC Chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as member and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC.

Ruling on the appeal,  the appellate court upheld the decision of the Federal Capital Territory High Court delivered by Justice Danlami Senchi that ordered the suspension of Oshiomhole  as well as restrained him from parading  as the National Chairman of the party.

 The court noted that the suspension of Comrade Oshiomhole from Ward 10, Etsako Local Government Area of Edo State was ratified at the ward, local and State Government level as required by law.

It hinged the decision on  grounds that Comrade Oshiomhole as the first appellant was based in Abuja while the APC also has its National Headquarters in the capital city.

 According tothe judgment of the second appeal delivered by Justice Mohammed Lamido, the court disagreed with Comrade Oshiomhole that their right to  fair hearing was breached by the trial court.

Justice Lamido further said that there was no basis for the two appellants to hold that they were denied fair hearing during proceedings at the FCT High Court.

 Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed  Sen. Abiola Ajimobi to serve as its acting National Chairman after the Court of Appeal upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole.

Acting APC Chairman, Senator Abiola Ajimobi

Sen. Ajimobi was the party’s Deputy National Chairman for the southern region and is a former Governor of Oyo state.

The  party’s spokesman  Lanre Issa-Onilu said its National Working Committee (NWC) had been guided by the legal department in line with provisions its constitution.