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Supreme Court Dismisses Appeals By Oshiomhole, Upholds Sack Of Igo Aguma

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeals filed by a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and the ex-caretaker committee chairman of the party in Rivers State, Igo Aguma over Mr. Aguma’s sack.

In a unanimous judgment, a five-man panel of the apex court upheld the December 29, 2020 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which put aside an earlier judgment of the high court of rivers state.

Within the lead judgment ready by Justice Adamu Jaoru, however learn on by justice Amina Augie, the court held that the appeal was with out advantage as a result of it was plagued with a litany of jurisdictional issues.

The Supreme Court mentioned the judgment within the appeal by Mr. Aguma must be utilized to the one filed by Mr. Oshiomhole, through which the previous APC national chairman, among others, queried the jurisdiction of the Appeal Court in Abuja to have heard the case.

Read more: Appeal Court Affirms Oshiomhole’s Suspension As APC Chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, in its December 29, 2020 judgment had put aside the June 2020 judgment of Justice George Omereji of the High Court of Rivers State in Port Harcourt and sacked Mr. Aguma as performing/caretaker committee chairman of APC in Rivers State.

The appeal court equally affirmed the appointment of Isaac Abbot Ogbobula as the caretaker committee chairman of the Rivers State APC.

It held that it’s the unique proper of the nationwide working committee of the All Progressives Congress beneath the party’s constitution to appoint a caretaker committee for any organ of the party.

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