APC CRISIS: Oshiomhole survives
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, yesterday, gave the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, a life line to remain as leader of the party, as it ordered stay of execution of the Abuja High Court ruling that suspended him as the national chairman of the APC.
Meanwhile, in a twist of event, a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, presided over by Justice S.U Bature, yesterday, granted a motion ex-parte, praying it to allow acting National Secretary of APC, Chief Victor Giadom, to pilot the affairs of the party as acting National Chairman.
In essence, the ruling party is saddled with the issue of two chairmen backed by the courts.
Both matters will come up on March 19 and 20, respectively. The appellate court, in a ruling by a three man panel of Justices led by Justice Yahaya Dattijo, also issued an interlocutory injunction restraining the Respondents from taking steps to give effect to the High Court ruling, pending the determination of appeals Oshiomhole filed before it.
It subsequently fixed Thursday (March 19) to hear the two appeals marked CA/A/187/2020 and CA/A/188/2020. The order of the appellate court followed an ex-parte application Oshiomhole filed through his team of lawyers, led by Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN.
NEC meeting postponed entrenched forces in the APC, who wanted to remove the embattled APC chairman, cannot do so for now.