The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, was on Wednesday, suspended by an Abuja High Court sitting in Jabi, pending the determination of a substantive suit brought before it.
Justice Danlami Senchi, gave the order following an application of interlocutory injunction asking the court to suspend Mr Oshiomhole, having been suspended as a member of the APC in his home State of Edo.
The case was filed by one Mr. Oluwale Afolabi,while Mr. Oshiomhole is the first respondent, the APC is the second respondent.
Mr. Oshiomhole and the APC are represented by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Damian Dodo.
According to the application dated and filed on January 16, Mr Afolabi contended that Mr Oshiomhole is currently suspended by the party and has not deemed it fit to challenge the suspension in the court of law.
He urged that since Mr Oshiomhole’s rights as an APC member is currently abated, he should not continue to act as chairman of the party, and as such should not continue to enjoy the benefits accrued to the office of the APC chairman.
While ruling on the application, Justice Senchi held that the first and second respondents wrongfully kept Mr Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party.
He therefore, ordered that Mr Oshiomole should stop parading himself as the chairman of the APC.
The judge cautioned the APC to desist from acknowledging Oshiomhole as the chairman of the party, calling on the APC to henceforth, deny Mr. Oshiomhole access to the party secretariat.
The embattled Chairman of the APC, Mr Oshiomhole has been having a running battle with his successor having a crisis with his successor, Governor Godwin Obaseki. He has already been suspended controversially, by the APC in Edo State.