Adams Oshiomhole will remain National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), an appeal court sitting in Abuja has ruled.
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The ruling stopped the party from executing the judgment of an FCT High Court suspending Oshiomhole on March 4, 2020.
Abubakar Yahaya, chairman of the three man panel of judges, ordered a stay of execution pending the hearing of an application filed by Oshiomhole.
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Oshiomhole, in his appeal, asked the court to set aside the suspension order.
At the resumed session, Wole Olanipekun, counsel to Oshiomhole, prayed the court to grant a motion ex parte staying the order of the lower court.
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While ruling on the application, Yahaya said: “There is the information that a national executive meeting of the 2nd applicant is to be held tomorrow and following the ruling of the FCT high court under the situation, the first applicant would not be able to attend if this happens, then there is no chance that any status quo would be maintained.
“The status quo can only be maintained in the circumstance if there is a stay of execution of the FCT high court judgement.
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“In this vein therefore, we find merit in this application. We hereby orders stay of execution on the ruling of the FCT high court in suit number: FCT/HC/837/2020 delivered in the 4th of March 2020 pending the determination of the motion on notice which is now slated for hearing on Thursday the 19th of March 2020.
“We also hereby give order of injunction restricting the respondents in the suit, their agents, their privies and all officers jointly or severally from proceeding to take any other steps to give effect to the said ruling pending the determination of the motion on notice.”