- At the moment, Adams Oshiomhole's chances of retaining his office as APC's national boss is hanging in the balance
- An appeal court in Abuja is set to deliver its final verdict on the suit that seeks to oust the national chairman of the ruling party
- The case is to be decided by a three-man panel in the appellate court
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The dice on the issue of Adams Oshiomhole's struggle to retain his seat as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will soon be cast.
This is as the Court of Appeal in Abuja is set to deliver its verdict over the application filed by Oshiomhole who is aiming to thwart moves towards his suspension by the Edo chapter of the APC.
The case, presided over by a three-man panel which has listened to prayers from the concerned parties is led by Eunice Onyemenam, AIT News reports.
Apart from challenging the jurisdiction of the Edo high court over the issue, the lead counsel of Oshiomhole, Damian Dodo, called on the appellate court to void the ruling of the lower judicial body.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Oshiomhole had summoned a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party.
The meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, at the party's national secretariat by 12 noon. This was revealed in a terse statement by the party's national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu.
“All members of the NWC are expected to attend as important matters concerning the party will be considered and deliberated at the meeting,’’ part of the statement read.
Before this development, the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had stayed the execution of the March 4 order of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court restraining Oshiomhole from further acting in that capacity.
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).
Legit.ng gathered that in the lead ruling by Justice Yahaya, the court also restrained the respondents from taking any further steps in relation to the March 4 order by Justice Danlami Senchi of the high court of the FCT.
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