BREAKING: APC appoints acting chairman after court validate Oshiomhole’s suspension

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BREAKING: APC appoints acting chairman after court validate Oshiomhole’s suspension

BREAKING: APC appoints acting chairman after court validate Oshiomhole’s suspension

The ruling All Progressive Congress after the Court of Appeal in Abuja upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole immediately appointed an acting national chairman.

The party made it clear that the former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, will be its interim leader.

“Guided by advice from the Party’s legal department in line with the provisions of Section 14.2. (iii) of the Party’s constitution, the Deputy National Chairman (South), Sen. Abiola Ajimobi will serve as the Party’s Acting National Chairman,” the party spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said in a statement Tuesday night.

“According to Section 14.2. (iii),of the APC constitution, the Deputy National Chairman, North/South “Shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone”.”

Suspension

An appeal court panel which consists of three members earlier confirmed the immediate suspension of Mr Oshiomhole on Tuesday in Abuja.

In a judgment delivered by Justice Mohammed Lamido, the panel dismissed Mr Oshiomhole’s appeal for lacking in merit.

A Federal High Court also ruled that his suspension was legal and ordered Mr Oshiomhole to stop parading himself as APC national chairman.

The suspension was initially lifted after the appellate court granted a stay of execution of the high court’s order.

The appeal court on Tuesday, however, ruled that Mr Oshiomhole’s suspension was valid.

This throws a new twist into the Edo APC crisis as the party prepares for the governorship election.

Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Obaseki announced his resignation from the APC.

BREAKING: APC appoints acting chairman after court validate Oshiomhole’s suspension

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