4th March, 2020
An Abuja High Court on Wednesday suspended Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Justice Danlami Senchi, gave the temporal suspension following an application of interlocutory injunction asking the court to suspend Oshiomhole, having been suspended as a member of the APC by the party in Edo State.
In the application filed by an applicant, Oluwale Afolabi, Oshiomhole is the first respondent and the APC is the second respondent.
Afolabi, in his application dated and filed on January 16 had contended that Oshiomhole was currently suspended by the party and had not challenged the suspension.
He said Oshiomhole’s rights as an APC member was currently abated and that he could not continue to act as chairman of the party, saying that Oshiomhole could not continue to enjoy benefits from the APC, despite his suspension as a member of the party.
Justice Senchi, in his ruling held that the first and second respondents wrongfully kept Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party and ordered that he should stop parading himself as the chairman of the APC.He urged the APC to desist from acknowledging him as the chairman of the party
Senchi also gave the APC orders not to grant Oshiomhole access to the party secretariat.