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Supreme Court dashes Oshiomhole's hope, dismisses appeal filed by ex-APC national chairman





- The appeal filed by the former national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has been struck out

- Supreme Court on Friday, March 5, ruled in favour of the judgement made by the Court of Appeal on December 29, 2020

- Oshiomhole approached the court after he was sacked as the national chairman of the party

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.

AIT reports that the apex court also dismissed the prayer of the ex-caretaker committee chairman of the party in Rivers state, Igo Aguma over his sack by the Court of Appeal.

Legit.ng gathered that in the Judgement delivered by Justice Amina Augie, the court upheld the December 29, 2020 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which set aside an earlier judgment of the high court of Rivers state that the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the matter being an internal affair of the party.

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Supreme Court dashes Oshiomhole's hope, dismisses appeal filed by ex-APC national chairman

Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the former national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole. Credit: @A_Oshiomhole
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The Supreme Court said the judgment in the appeal by Aguma should be applied to the one filed by Oshiomhole in which the ex-APC national chairman, among others, queried the jurisdiction of the appeal court in Abuja to have heard the case.

The report said that the Court of Appeal, in Abuja, on December 29, 2020 judgment set aside the June 2020 judgment of Justice George Omereji of the high court of Rivers state in Port Harcourt and sacked Aguma as acting/caretaker committee chairman of APC in Rivers.

Igo Aguma was at the Apex court to challenge the judgment of the Court of Appeal that upturned the high court judgment which declared him as acting chairman of APC in Rivers state.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, accused the Oshiomhole administration of defrauding the Edo people under the guise of the N30bn Benin stormwater project.

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It was reported that Obaseki made the allegation on Monday, February 22, when he inspected the Textile Mill Road catchment of the project in Benin City.

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