An Abuja High Court presided by Justice Danlami Senchi on Wednesday gave order for the suspension of the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, pending the determination of a substantive suit against him.
The judge gave the order following an application of interlocutory injunction by one Oluwale Afolabi, asking the court to suspend Mr Oshiomhole, having been suspended as a member of the party in Edo State.
Mr Afolabi in his application dated and filed on January 16 had contended that Mr Oshiomhole is currently suspended by the party and has not challenged the suspension, hence could not have validly remained as the party chairman.
According to Mr Afolabi, Mr Oshiomhole’s rights as an APC member is currently abated and he cannot continue to act as chairman of the party.
Justice Senchi ruled that the first and second respondents wrongfully kept Mr Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party, and ordered that Mr Oshiomole to stop parading himself as the chairman of the APC.
He urged the APC to desist from acknowledging him as the chairman of the party
The court has also given the APC orders not to grant Mr Oshiomhole access to the party secretariat.