An FCT High Court in Jabi, Abuja has suspended Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Justice Danlami Senchi, on Wednesday, ordered Oshiomhole to step down following an application of interlocutory injunction filed by one Oluwale Atolagbe.
He held that the order is pending the determination of the substantive suit seeking his removal as the party’s national chairman.
The judge fixed hearing for April 7 and 8, 2020.
In recent months, there have been calls from sections of the APC, asking Oshiomhole to resign.
Last November, the Edo State chapter of the party suspended him over his alleged role in the crisis rocking the party in the state.
According to a statement signed by the State Chairman, Aslem Ojezua, and Assistant State Secretary, Ikuenobe Anthony, the decision followed the vote of no confidence passed on Oshiomhole by the chairmen of the APC in the 18 local government areas of the state.
“Consequent on the development, the State Executive Committee has adopted the vote of no confidence passed on him and the subsisting suspension order from the organs of the party in the state,” it read in part.
In January, the party’s National Vice Chairman (North East), Comrade Mustapha Salihu, said Oshiomhole was not fit to be called the national chairman, following his suspension by the party’s chapter in Edo state.