The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole has been suspended by an order of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Jabi, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Delivering a ruling on an application for an interlocutory injunction, Justice Danlami Senchi, ordered Oshiomhole to remain on suspension pending the determination of the main suit.
The court held that the party wrongfully continued to retain him as its National Chairman while he is under suspension as a member of the party.
Oshiomole’s chairmanship has been dogged with allegations of authoritarianism from the former labor union leader. Under his watch, candidates and party faithfuls were imposed and suspended at will.
Party members have also blamed his poor leadership for a string of loses in Zamfara, Rivers and Bayelsa states where technicalities cost the party in those competitive states.
This animosity towards the chairman led to lawsuits for his removal.
The judge, therefore, ordered Oshiomhole to stop parading himself as the National Chairman of the party and directed the party to cease acknowledging him in that regard.
He also ordered the party to deny him access to the party secretariat.