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How Police took over APC headquarters after court suspended Oshiomhole

There was palpable tension Wednesday at the Abuja national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as heavily armed security men from the Nigerian Police Force were deployed to ensure order. How Police took over.

This followed a court order suspending the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Court order In the order, given by a Jabi Division of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja Wednesday, the court said there should be an interim suspension of the party chair pending the determination of the main suit.

Giving the order, Justice Danlami Senchi said it was wrong for Oshiomhole to remain as APC chair while under suspension as a party member. He therefore ordered Oshiomhole to stop parading himself as the party chair and further directed the APC to cease recognising him as one.

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The court also ordered the APC to deny the former Edo state governor access to the party secretariat. His suspension followed the application by a party member and lawyer, Mr. Oluwole Afolabi. Afolabi based his application on the suspension of the national chairman last year by a faction of the party in his home state of Edo.

There was palpable tension Wednesday at the Abuja national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as heavily armed security men from the Nigerian Police Force were deployed to ensure order.

This followed a court order suspending the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Court order In the order, given by a Jabi Division of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja Wednesday, the court said there should be an interim suspension of the party chair pending the determination of the main suit. How Police took over.

Giving the order, Justice Danlami Senchi said it was wrong for Oshiomhole to remain as APC chair while under suspension as a party member. He therefore ordered Oshiomhole to stop parading himself as the party chair and further directed the APC to cease recognising him as one.

The court also ordered the APC to deny the former Edo state governor access to the party secretariat. His suspension followed the application by a party member and lawyer, Mr. Oluwole Afolabi. Afolabi based his application on the suspension of the national chairman last year by a faction of the party in his home state of Edo.

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