Edo APC crisis: Court restrains NWC reconciliation committee
The Federal High Court in Apo, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), yesterday, granted an order restraining the reconciliation committee constituted by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, from acting on the activities of the Edo State chapter of the party.
Justice Sylvanus Chinedu Orji, in the ruling, granted the order of interim injunction in Suit No. M/680/2019 between Stephen Oshawo & 2 Ors vs. Adams Aliu Oshiomhole & 2 Ors.
The Judge also stressed that Oshiomhole has no authority to constitute the committee, as relevant organs of the party in his ward and council levels have suspended him.
The court granted: “An order of injunction restraining the 2nd Defendant, its agents, members and/or privies from purporting to act as a reconciliation committee as the 1st Defendant, who is the constituting authority has no vires to so do since he has been suspended by the Ward 10 Executive Committee of the 3rd Defendant on the 2nd day of November 2019 and ratified by the Etsako West Local Government Executive Committee on the 9th day of November, 2019 without an appeal and the seven days period for appeal having elapsed pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice for Interlocutory injunction.”
Recall that Oshiomhole was suspended by Ward 10 executives of the APC, after which the Etsako West Council Executive Committee ratified the suspension.
Subsequently, the State Executive Committee of the party in Edo State upheld his suspension from the party.
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