An Appeal Court in Abuja on Monday suspended the hearing of the appeal by the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole on his suspension as chairman by a Federal High Court.
The Justice Stephen Adah -led three-man panel announced the suspension of the appeal and constitution of a new panel minutes after the hearing began on Monday. Adah however gave no reason for the reconstitution of the panel.
Oshiomhole had on March 4 been suspended as National Chairman, APC by Justice Danlami Senchi of the High Court, Abuja. This was followed by a dismissal of the verdict by a Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Thursday, March 5. This new pronouncement was delivered by Justice A Lewis-Allagoa who directed all the parties in the suit to maintain status-quo pending the appeal.
The Appeal Court had sent notices of hearing to parties in the appeal last week but Justice Stephen Adah-led three-man panel of Justices shelved the hearing to sit on other cases. It is reported that Oshiomhole had been at the court premises since 8am in expectation of the appeal judgment only for Adah to announce that another jury will be constituted to hear Oshiomole’s appeal on a day which will be communicated to the parties involved.
As of the time of filing this report, Oshiomhole is reportedly in a meeting with his lawyers.