The Court Of Appeal, Abuja has affirmed the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as a member and National Chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC.
The Appellate Court upheld the decision of the Federal Capital Territory High Court which in March ordered the suspension of Oshiomhole as well as stopped him from parading himself as the national chairman of the party.
In a unanimous judgement in the first appeal delivered by Justice Eunice onyemanam, the court held that the FCT High Court had territorial jurisdiction to have entertained the suit as it did.
The court also withdrew his rights and privileges as national chairman of the party including his security details.
The appellate court predicated its decision on the ground that Oshiomhole as the first appellant is based in Abuja while the APC also has its national headquarters in Abuja.
In the judgement on the second appeal delivered by Justice Mohammed Lamido, the court disagreed with Oshiomhole that his right to fair hearing was breached.
Justice Lamido further said there was no basis for the two appellants to hold that they were denied fair hearing during proceedings at the high court.
It further held that the suspension of Oshiomole from ward 10 of Etsako Local Government of Edo State was ratified at the ward, local government and state level as required by law.
And the identity of those who suspended Oshiomhole were not in doubt because in their unchallenged affidavit they made it clear that they were party members and officers of the party, therefore the appeal lacks merit.
In the two dismissed appeals Oshiomhole and APC were the appellants.
(AIT News live)