- The APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, holds a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja
- The meeting between Oshiomhole and Buhari comes a day after the APC national chairman was suspended by the Federal Capital Territory high court in Abuja
- Meanwhile, a federal high court sitting in Kano has dismissed the ruling of the court which suspended Adams Oshiomhole
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday, March 5, held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.
The meeting between Oshiomhole and Buhari is coming a day after the APC national chairman was suspended by the Federal Capital Territory high court in Abuja.
Daily Trust reports that issues discussed in the meeting between the APC national chairman and the president were yet to be made public at the time report about the meeting was published.
However, Legit.ng learnt that the meeting may be connected with the legal dispute faced by Oshiomhole.
Meanwhile, a federal high court sitting in Kano has dismissed the ruling of the Federal Capital Territory court which suspended Adams Oshiomhole on Wednesday, March 4.
The ruling which was delivered by Justice A Lewis-Allagoa directed all the parties in the suit to maintain the status quo pending the hearing on the motion on notice filed by the APC national chairman.
Delivering his judgment on Thursday, March 5, Justice Lewis-Allagoa restrained the APC from recognising anyone apart from Oshiomhole as its national chairman.
The judge also adjourned to Wednesday, April 8 for hearing. Governors elected on the platform of the party had ganged up against Oshiomhole to oust him as the ruling party's national chairman.
Oshiomhole's cause was not helped by the constant bickering between him and some governors in the party.
In another news report, the PDP has reacted to the suspension of the chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, saying it's not troubled by the ruling party's internal crisis.
Speaking on Wednesday, March 4, after Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was told by the court to cease calling himself as national chair of APC, PDP through its national spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan said the pronouncement means APC is 'sinking.
Ologbodiyan, however, said the main opposition party is indifferent to the brewing crisis in APC, adding that Oshiomhole's suspension is an indication that APC is embroiled in internal affairs, Vanguard reports.
Still on politics, the APC in Bayelsa state has criticised the decision of Governor Douye Diri to take a bank loan of N2.9 billion for buying of operational vehicles.
The party described the decision by the governor, his deputy, and other top government functionaries to purchase the cars as “scandalous, unsympathetic and ungodly.” APC disclosed this in a statement by Doifie Ola, the state publicity secretary.
According to the party, Diri was insensitive to the plights of the state civil servants because it came at a time civil servants and pensioners in the state have not been paid.
Meanwhile, some operatives of the Nigerian police on Wednesday, March 4, took over the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
This is following a court order suspending the embattled APC chairman pending the determination of a suit asking for his removal. According to The Nation, the police stormed the secretariat at about 5pm shortly after the legal department of the party was served the court order suspending Oshiomhole.
Legit.ng gathers that the police directed all the staff of the party to go back to their offices while visitors were advised to vacate the secretariat.
The security measures were allegedly put in place following reported hints that some hoodlums were planning to invade the secretariat.
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