- The appeal court in Abuja has fixed March 16 for the hearing of an application filed by Oshiomhole
- Adams Oshiomhole had been suspended as the national chairman of APC by the judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja
- Oshiomhole, however, asked the court to reverse his suspension by the court
Adams Oshiomhole, the embattled national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), would on Monday, March 16, know whether he would remain the chairman of the party or vacate the seat.
The Nation reports that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has scheduled the hearing for Monday, March 16, in the appeal filed by Oshiomhole against his suspension.
Legit.ng gathered that Oshiomhole is, by his appeal, seeking among others, the reversal of his suspension by a high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Justice Danlami Senchi, in an interlocutory ruling on Wednesday, March 4, ordered among others, that Oshiomhole should desist from parading himself as the APC chairman.
According to the newspaper, the Court of Appeal’s registry on Thursday, March 12, communicated the hearing date to parties via hearing notices sent to them earlier this week.
Oshiomhole, in his appeal, raised four grounds on which he is challenging the ruling by Justice Senchi.
He argued that the judge erred in law and arrived at a wrong conclusion which occasioned a miscarriage of justice when the court placed him on suspension at an interlocutory stage of a suit instituted against him by some aggrieved members of the party.
Oshiomhole also argued that the high court further erred in law when it decided that he, in the performance of his duties as APC national chairman, would interfere in the court action filed against him by the aggrieved members.
He argued that the issue of duties as APC national chairman is a matter which arose from substantive issues for determination and claim and ought not to have been determined at the interlocutory stage of the main matter.
Oshiomhole claimed that the trial judge erred in law and arrived at a wrong conclusion which occasioned a miscarriage when after ordering the filing of pleadings and immediately set down motion for an interlocutory injunction for hearing in the absence of pleadings.
Respondents in the appeal include: APC national vice-chairman (northeast) Mustapha Saliu, Edo state APC chairman, Anselm Ojezua, Alhaji Sani Gomna, Oshawo Stephen, Fani Wabulari and Princewill Ejogharado.
Others are the Inspector General of Police and the Department of State Security Service.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a high court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) presided over by Justice S. U. Bature, restrained top officials of the part from making any interference with the NEC meeting.
It was reported that the restraining order by the court affected APC's national legal adviser, Babatunde Ogala, the ruling party's spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, and its national secretary, Waziri Bulama.
The decision of the court came after an application filed by the APC's national vice chairman, Mustapha Salihu.
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