For the embattled National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, it was sweet reprieve, as an Abuja Division of the  Court of Appeal restrained the APC from executing the judgement of a Federal Capital Territory High Court, which ordered Oshiomhole’s suspension  as the party’s National Chairman.

Justice Danlami Senchi of an FCT High Court had on March 4, ordered the suspension of Oshiomhole as APC NAtional Chairman, pending the determination of a suit filed by one Oluwole Afolabi, on behalf of aggrieved members of the party, challenging the continuous stay of Oshiomhole in office, despite his suspension by the Edo State chapter of the APC.

However, on Monday, March 16, a three-man panel of the appellate court, headed by Justice Abubakar Yahaya, gave an order of stay of execution of the High Court ruling, pending the hearing of an application filed by Oshiomhole, who had sought an order of the Appeal Court setting aside the suspension order.

At the resumed session, counsel to Oshiomhole, Wole Olanipekun, prayed the court to grant a motion ex parte staying the order of the lower court, because according to him, “time is of essence; the matter should not be left until tomorrow because between now and tomorrow is like eternity.”

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