Appeal Court Adjourns Oshiomhole’s Suspension Case Indefinitely
POLITICS DIGEST – The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has adjourned indefinitely, proceedings in the appeal filed by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole challenging his suspension from office.
Before today, the appellate court had on Monday stayed the execution of the ruling of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) suspending him from the party.
A three-man panel of the court led by Justice Abubakar Yahaya ordered a stay of execution of the order and consequently, restrained the respondents in the appeal from proceeding to act or take any further steps with regards to the ruling of the FCT high court.
The court ruled that the order would remain binding pending the hearing of Oshiomhole’s motion for interlocutory injunction slated for Friday.
The panel also unanimously restrained the respondents including the Police and the Department of State Services from further giving effect to the suspension order.
But when the matter came up on Friday, a clerk of the court announced that the panel would not be able to sit and that a new date will be communicated to the parties.
Justice Danlami Senchi of an Abuja High Court had in an interlocutory ruling on March 4, 2020, ordered among others, that Oshiomhole should desist from parading himself as the APC Chairman.
The order was sequel to an application of interlocutory injunction asking the court to suspend Mr Oshiomhole, having been suspended as a member of the APC by the party in Edo State.
However Oshiomhole through his lawyer, Mr Damian Dodo, SAN, had same day approached the appellate court to reverse the suspension order placed on him by the lower court. He specifically asked the Court of Appeal to set aside the suspension order of Justice Senchi and restore his position as National Chairman of the APC.