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Court suspends hearing on Oshiomhole’s appeal

Adams Oshiomhole

Monday’s scheduled hearing in the appeal by the embattled national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has been put off by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, the Nation newspaper reported.

The Court had last week sent notices of hearing to parties in the appeal. However when parties got to Court today a panel of three Justices led by Justice Stephen Adah sat to hear other cases.

The panel later rose, with a promise that another panel would be reconstituted to hear Oshiomole’s appeal.

Parties were taken aback when, rather than having a new panel, a female official of the court announced to a packed Courtroom that the Court has decided to hear Oshiomole’s appeal on a later date to be communicated to parties later.

Oshiomhole and his supporters, who had been waiting in the Court since about 8 am, later met with their team of lawyers on what next line of action.

While leaving the Courtroom with his supporters Oshiomhole told newsmen that he would await the Court’s decision in the case.

Oshiomhole’s appeal is against an earlier judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which among others, restrained him from acting as the national chairman of the APC.