A Federal High court in Kano has issued an interim order halting the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
At its sitting on Thursday, Lewis Allagoa, a judge, asked parties involved to “maintain the status quo ante bellum (the situation before the current state)” pending the court’s final decision.
The judge gave the ruling following an application by one Aliyu Rabiu praying the court to stop the APC and INEC from effecting Oshiomhole’s suspension.
The application specifically asked the court to stop those involved in the matter from giving effect to the resolution of the APC helmsman’s ward to suspend him in 2019.
In January, Mustapha Salihu, APC national vice national north-east, said Oshiomhole should not be regarded as APC national chairman since he was suspended by his state chapter of the party.
There have been calls for Oshiomhole’s removal as APC national chairman. The Progressive Governors Forum had said the party could no longer win elections with him at the helm.
In November 2019, the Edo chapter of the APC suspended Oshiomhole.
Anselm Ojezua, chairman of APC in the state, said this is as a result of the role of Oshiomhole in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party.
He also said a vote of no confidence was passed on Oshiomhole by the chairmen of the APC in the 18 local government areas (LGAs) of the state.