Court dismisses suit against Oshiomhole

Court dismisses suit against Oshiomhole

- A high court in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed against Adams Oshiomhole

- The suit was dismissed on Thursday, July 2

- This came after the factional APC leader who filed the suit withdrew it so that peace can have its way in the ruling party

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There are possibilities that Adams Oshiomhole might return to take his place in the All Progressives Congress (APC) following a court verdict on Thursday, July 2.

This is as a high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed against Oshiomhole, The Nation reports.

The suit was the one over which the court earlier granted an interim order suspending Oshiomhole and thus restraining him from acting in the capacity of the APC’s national chairman.

Court dismisses suit against Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole
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The suit, filed by Comrade Mustapha Salihu, the chairman of the party in Edo, Anselm Ojezua, has been withdrawn.

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According to Oluwola Afolabi, the plaintiffs' lawyer, the withdrawal of the case was influenced by a directive of the ruling party's leadership that all pending court cases be discontinued for peace to reign.

Meanwhile, reported that Oshiomhole had cruised to the first lane of victory after attempts to probe him over alleged corruption by the Edo state government hit the rock as a Federal High Court in Abuja delivered a ruling, putting a peg on the trial.

The APC national chairman has been at loggerhead with Governor Godwin Obaseki recently and their feud was heightened following the decision of Edo government to probe him.

Oshiomhole was said to have breached the state’s Public Procurement Law in regards to the upfront payment of 75% for the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital.

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A panel was later constituted by the state government to probe the former Edo governor after a judicial commission of inquiry headed by Justice Oyomire found him guilty of the corruption.

The panel also recommended the arrest and thorough prosecution of the APC national chairman, prompting Oshiomhole to run to court.

Delivering a verdict on Monday, June 1, Justice Ahmed Mohammed granted an interim injunction restraining the Edo government from continuing with the probe.

The judgment was delivered following Oshiomhole's lawyer, West Idahosa's plea to the court to stop the respondents - a move initially objected by the counsel to the Edo state government, Alex Ejeiseme.

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