- The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is far from being over
- An Abuja high court on Monday, March 16, confirmed acting national secretary of the party, Victor Giadom, as the acting national chairman of the party
- Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had earlier ruled that Oshiomhole remains the national chairman of the party
A federal capital territory high court on Monday, March 16, granted an interim order allowing Victor Giadom, acting national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to act as the party’s national chairman.
TheCable reports that the presiding judge, Samira Bature, gave the order following a motion ex parte filed by Mustapha Salihu, the party’s national vice chairman, north-east.
Legit.ng gathered that Salihu had sought an interim order allowing Giadom to act as national chairman and preside over meetings of the party’s national executive committee (NEC) pending the decision of the party’s NEC.
The judge granted all the prayers sought by the applicant and adjourned the matter to March 20.
An appeal court in Abuja has ordered the APC not to enforce the ruling of FCT high court which ordered Oshiomhole’s suspension.
The NEC meeting of the party initially scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, was suspended indefinitely after a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and some governors of the party.
The chairman of the party’s reconciliation committee, Bisi Akande, had on Sunday, March 15, accused members of the APC of relying on the courts rather than the internal mechanism put in place by the party to check disputes.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has stayed the execution of the March 4, order of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court restraining the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, from further acting in that capacity.
It was reported that a three-man panel of the court, led by Justice Abubakar Datti Yahaya was unanimous in granting the reliefs contained in an ex-parte motion argued on Monday, March 16, by the lead lawyer to Oshiomhole and the APC, Wole Olanipekun (SAN).
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