By Molade Adegbuyi
A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Jabi has ordered suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, pending the determination of a substantive suit.
The Judge, Danlami Senchi, gave the order following an application of interlocutory injunction asking the court to suspend Oshiomhole, having been suspended as a member of the APC by the party in Edo State.
Irohinoodua gathered that the application was filed by an applicant, Oluwale Afolabi.
Oshiomhole and APC are first and second respondents respectively.
Afolabi argued Oshiomhole is currently suspended by the party and has not challenged the suspension.
According to him, Oshiomhole’s rights as an APC member is currently abated and he cannot continue to act as chairman of the party.
He argued that Oshiomhole cannot continue to enjoy benefits from the APC, despite his suspension as a member of the party.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Damian Dodo represents Oshiomhole and the APC.
In his ruling on Wednesday, Justice Senchi held that the first and second respondents wrongfully kept Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party.
The court also ordered that Oshiomole should stop parading himself as the chairman of the APC.
He urged the APC to desist from acknowledging him as the chairman of the party.