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APC: Court Okays Emergency NEC Meeting That Will Decide Oshiomhole’s Fate



The Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, has cleared the emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress scheduled for next week.

According to the Nation, loyalists to the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, were restrained by the court from obstructing the conduct of the meeting which will decide the fate of Oshiomhole.

Justice S.U. Bature in his ruling on Wednesday granted an interim order against Babatunde Ogala, National Legal Adviser; Lanre Issa-Onilu, National Publicity Secretary and Waziri Bulama, National Secretary.

The judge warned the concerned people to stay clear of the NEC meeting scheduled for March 17, 2020, or any subsequent date pending the determination of the motion filed before the court.

The court stated this following the ex-parte filed by the APC National Vice Chairman (North-East), Salihu Mustapha against the former governor of Edo State.

Issa-Onilu declared the NEC meeting announced by Victor Giadom, the Deputy National Secretary, illegal, he claimed that the constitution of the party provides how a NEC meeting should be carried out.

“Victor Giadom is not vested with any constitutional powers to convene any NEC meeting, neither has he been so directed by the National Chairman”.

Issa-Onilu called on members of NEC to ignore the notice describing it as a product of mischief that should not be given any probative value.

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