- As it stands, APC has no national chairman
- Adams Oshiomhole's suspension as the ruling party's boss has been affirmed by the Court of Appeal in Abuja
- The verdict, given on Tuesday, June 16, ruled that Oshiomhole's application that challenged his suspension was unmeritorious
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The suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been upheld by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
In a judgment by the president of the court, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, the judicial body ruled that Oshiomhole’s appeal that challenged his suspension lacked merit, Daily Trust reports.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the dice on the issue of Oshiomhole's struggle to retain his seat as the national chairman of the APC would soon be cast.
This was 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 was led by Eunice Onyemenam.
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, the court 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.
Justice Yahaha said: “We employ political parties to try to resolve their differences amicably without having to unnecessarily bother the court.”
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