An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, the nation’s capital, has restrained the All Progressive Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party from executing the judgement of a federal capital territory high court which ordered the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the party.
News Nigeria recalls that Justice Danlami Senchi of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja, had on March 4, ordered the suspension of Oshiomhole pending the determination of a suit filed by one Oluwale Afolabi.
In the suit, Afolabi had challenged the continuous stay of Oshiomhole in office despite his suspension by the Edo chapter of the APC.
However, on Monday, March 16, Justice Abubakar Yahaya, the chairman of a three-man panel of judges, ordered a stay of execution pending the hearing of an application filed by Oshiomhole.
In his appeal, Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State in southern Nigeria, asked the court to set aside the suspension order.
At the resumed session, counsel to Oshiomhole, Wole Olanipekun, prayed the court to grant a motion ex parte staying the order of the lower court.
The counsel to Oshiomhole said, “time is of essence; the matter should not be left until tomorrow because between now and tomorrow is like eternity.”