APC will respect court order on Oshiomhole – Secretary reacts to suspension

APC crisis: Court suspends Oshiomhole's appeal suit, to constitute new panel

The acting national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Victor Giadom, has said the ruling party will respect the court order suspending its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

The Nation reports that Giadom in his reaction told newsmen the party will abide by the order.

APC said it will respect court order suspending Oshiomhole as the ruling party’s national chairman
Justice Danlami Senchi presiding over the matter ordered Oshiomhole to step down pending the determination of the substantive suit seeking his removal as the APC chairman.

This ruling is coming after the Edo state chapter of the ruling party suspended him as a member of the APC in the state.

Oluwale Afolabi in his application dated and filed on Thursday, January 16, named Oshiomhole as the first respondent, while the APC is the second respondent.

Afolabi went on to note that Oshiomhole who is currently suspended by the party has not challenged the suspension and cannot continue to function as the party’s chairman.

The governors were said to have sponsored a phoney survey that would establish false information accusing Oshiomhole as the primary cause of the ongoing crisis in Edo state.

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A former speaker of the state House of Assembly, Thomas Okosun and former spokesman to Governor Godwin Obaseki, John Maiyaki, in a statement in Abuja said that the two southwest governors were working with Governor Obaseki on the plot targeted at gathering alleged false information that would be used to plot the removal of Oshiomhole as the party’s national chairman.

In a related development, the Edo state chapter of the party has revealed why Oshiomhole should step down after the members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC reportedly walked out on him.

Oshiomhole’s suspension, as expected, has sparked up heated arguments and reactions from Nigerians on social media.

Lekan Adigun wrote on Twitter: “I’m beginning to think the Courts are assuming the powers they don’t have. Judges will soon start arrogating to themselves the powers to appoint party chairs. The powers to discipline party officers are internal displinary mechanisms!”

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