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Appeal Court confirms removal of Oshiomhole as APC National Chairman
The Court Of Appeal, Abuja has acknowledged the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as a member and National Chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC.
The Appellate Court confirmed the judgment of the FCT High Court which in March authorized the suspension of Oshiomhole as well as ceased him from displaying himself as the party’s national chairman.
In an uncontested ruling in the first appeal submitted by Justice Eunice Onyemanam, the court kept that the High Court retained territorial jurisdiction to have engaged the suit as it did.
The court also relinquished his licenses and privileges as nationwide chairman of the APC including his safety details.
The appellate court predetermined its verdict on the ground that Oshiomhole as the first appellant is established in Abuja while the All Progressive Congress likewise has its federal headquarters in Abuja.
In the ruling on the second petition delivered by Justice Mohammed Lamido, the court disputed with Oshiomhole that his right to a fair hearing was breached.
Justice Lamido further explained there was no rationale for the two appellants to maintain that they were resisted fair hearing during the proceedings at the high court.
It further held that the halt of Oshiomole from ward 10 of Etsako Local Government of Edo State was upheld at the ward, local government, and state level as proposed by law.
And the identity of those who withdrew Oshiomhole was not in suspicion because in their unchallenged proof they made it understandable that they were party members and officers of the party, therefore the appeal lacks merit.
In the two dismissed appeals Oshiomhole and APC were the appellants