The All Progressive Congress (APC) Party has faced Series of crisis lately. yesterday, the Court of Appeal upheld the suspension of Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, as the national chairman of the ruling party, and the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, renounced his membership of the party.
In a unanimous judgment, a three-man panel of justices of the appellate court had it that appeal Oshiomhole lodged to challenge his suspension lacked merit.
The court, in a ruling by Justice Danlami Senchi, said that Oshiomhole should be out of office until the determination of a substantive suit that was sued against him by some aggrieved members of the party.
Oshiomhole’s tribulation began from the Edo State chapter of APC, where he got entangled in a war of wearing away with Obaseki, climaxing in the division of the state chapter of the party.
After the court hearing, there was an emergency meeting by the All Progressive Congress’s National Working Committee.
The National Working Committee (NWC) members, in line with Section 14.2. (iii) of the APC Constitution, named Deputy National Chairman and former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as the interim national chairman.
Unfortunately, Ajimobi is said to be battling for his life at an undisclosed hospital, where he is on admission for treatment for an illness suspected to be COVID-19, and may not be able to perform the duties required of him for now.
In line with the APC Constitution, the party would have to mandate its National Vice-Chairman (South-south), Chief Hillary Ettah, to act in the absence of Ajimobi.