Gbajabiamila Congratulates Oshiomhole On His 68th Birthday

 

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on his 68th birthday.

Gbajabiamila said Oshiomhole’s sterling leadership qualities as the APC National Chairman have contributed tremendously in stabilising the party since his coming on board in July, 2018.

In a congratulatory message signed on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said Oshiomhole has proven to be one committed Nigerian, who continues to work tirelessly in moving the country forward.

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“On this day, I join millions of Nigerians, especially members of our party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in congratulating and celebrating our National Chairman on his 68th birthday.

“Right from his days as a labour leader to his period as an elected governor of Edo State for eight years, Adams Oshiomhole has proven his mettle as a leader with an uncommon sense of patriotism.

“He has brought his experience of decades and political sagacity to bear in leading the APC to victory during the 2019 general elections. His firm commitment to party supremacy and discipline is a trait that many do not have,” Gbajabiamila said.

Also describing him as a pragmatic leader, Gbajabiamila described the APC Chairman as one individual that has weathered the storm in difficult circumstances and has come out stronger and has remained ever determined to ensure the continuous unity and harmony among members of the APC.

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The moment APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomole arrived the APC headquarters for the first time since his suspension. Photo Credit: Sodiq Adelakun / Channels TV
The moment APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomole arrived the APC headquarters for the first time since his suspension. Photo Credit: Sodiq Adelakun / Channels TV

 

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, visited his party’s headquarters on Tuesday for the first time since his initial suspension by an Abuja High Court.

On Monday, the Court of Appeal ordered a stay of execution of the high court’s judgment, rescinding Mr. Oshiomhole’s suspension.

Mr Oshiomhole was suspended on March 4.

During his Tuesday visit, the APC National Working Committee met.

Here are some pictures of Oshiomhole’s entry and other members of the APC NWC:

 

Photo Credit: Sodiq Adelakun / Channels Television

Appeal Court Stops Suspension Of Oshiomhole

 

A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal presided over by Justice Abubakar Yahaya has ordered a stay of execution of the order of the FCT High Court suspending Adams Oshiomhole.

The Appellant Court’s order is pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed by the APC National Chairman.

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Also granted by the Court is an order of interim injunction restraining the defendants from taking any action that will violate the order of a stay of execution granted by the Court.

The Appeal Court warned political parties to resolve their differences amicably without resorting to the court.

Hearing of the motion on notice has been fixed for Friday the 20th of March, 2020.

Buhari, APC Governors Agree To Postpone NEC Meeting

 

President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors of the All Progressives Congress have postponed the National Executive Council meeting of the party.

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The meeting was scheduled to hold on Tuesday, March 17, but following a meeting which lasted for about thirty minutes at the State House, the leadership of the party decided to postpone the meeting.

Speaking on the postponement, the Chairman of the APC governors and governor of Kebbi state Mr. Atiku Bagudu told State House correspondents that the postponement is to allow the governors time to resolve all contending issues affecting the party.

Oshiomhole’s Fate Hangs In The Balance As Court Hearing Stalls

 

The fate of the suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has suffered a setback as the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has adjourned indefinitely the hearing of his appeal.

The Appellate Court put off Oshiomhole’s suit to an undecided date on the grounds that the court is yet to constitute a panel to entertain the appeal.

Indications that the hearing will be truncated emanated when Justice Stephen Adah and two other Justices entered the court and announced that their panel was not billed to entertain Comrade Oshiomhole’s matter.

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Justice Adah who presided over two other cases left the courtroom with information that another panel will soon be around and that if the panel was not ready, parties will be communicated

Less than two minutes after Justice Adah’s panel rose, one of the court registrars announced to the anxious lawyers and audience that hearing in Oshiomhole’s case will not proceed.

Justice Danlami Senchi who granted the injunction on March 4, said that political parties must be bound by their constitution and having been suspended by his ward, Comrade Oshiomhole is restrained from functioning as the National Chairman of the party pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

Court To Hear Oshiomhole’s Appeal Challenging His Suspension

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, addressing a press conference in Abuja on February 13, 2020.

 

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja is set to hear the appeal filed by the suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who is challenging his suspension by an Abuja High Court.

The Abuja High Court presided over by Justice Danlami Senchi had granted an order of interlocutory injunction stopping Comrade Oshiomhole from parading himself as the National Chairman of the APC pending the hearing and determination of the suit seeking to give effect to the suspension order slammed on him by his ward in Edo State.

Following the court order, Mr. Oshiomhole on March 5, appealed the court judgment which suspended him as the National Chairman of the party.

In the notice of appeal filed on four grounds, Oshiomhole faulted the “whole ruling” of the trial court which granted the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.

Among other claims, he alleged that the trial court erred in law and arrived at a wrong conclusion which occasioned a miscarriage of justice when it decided that question that his performance as APC national chairman would interfere with the party membership rights of the first to sixth respondents in the suit, at the interlocutory stage.

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Oshiomhole who filed the appeal along with the APC, therefore, sought an order of the Appellate Court to set aside the ruling of the trial court.

Some protesters have been demanding the removal of Comrade Oshiomhole for failing in his duties of providing quality leadership for the party, a call the APC leader dismissed, tagging the group “a non-existing” one.

Attempt By Rivers Govt To Malign Oshiomhole Is An Assault On His Reputation – Ebegbulem

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, addressing a press conference in Abuja on February 13, 2020.

 

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, says he has read a statement by the Rivers State government that he and Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, “sponsored thugs” to attack the residence of former Rivers State governor, Dr. Peter Odili.

In a statement by Simon Ebegbulem the Chief Press Secretary to the APC National Chairman, the spokesman noted that the reckless defamation of the character of Oshiomhole is unbecoming of a state government that is supposed to operate under the rule of law including fairness and justice to all.

Mr Simon Ebegbulem stressed that the statement is an egregious assault on the reputation that has taken Oshiomhole a lifetime to build.

“For clarity, Oshiomhole was not in any way involved in the action that took place at the residence of Dr. Odili, a gentleman for whom Oshiomhole has tremendous respect as a friend of many years despite political differences.

“As a matter of principle, Oshiomhole condemns any harassment Hon. Justice Mary Odili had suffered for a judgment she gave within her powers aa a judicial officer. Oshiomhole as a one-time beneficiary of judicial redress of injustice always holds the judiciary in the highest esteem and the obedience of court orders,” Ebegbulem stated.

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The APC National Chairman’s spokesperson further stated that dissatisfied as a party, the APC under Oshiomhole’s leadership has returned to the Supreme Court seeking the review of the judgment, adding that this is the democratic culture to which Oshiomhole subscribes.

“It would be expected that it is the police that should give an account of what happened at the residence of Dr. Odili based on investigation and not the Rivers State government in Port Harcourt.

“The unsubstantiated allegation by the Rivers State government is, therefore, an insult on the APC National Chairman. It is an indecent thing for a state government to do in the circumstance.

“We hereby call on the Rivers State Government to toe the path of decency and withdraw the defamatory statement with due apologies,” the statement read in part.

Call Oshiomhole To Order, Edo Govt Tells Presidency And IGP

 

The Edo State Government has asked the Presidency and the Inspector General of Police to call the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to order and let him know that no one can be above the law of the land.

This message was conveyed in a communique by Crusoe Osagie, the special adviser, media and communication strategy to the Edo State Government.

In the statement on Friday, the government said Comrade Oshiomhole’s ambition to be the ‘ultimate godfather in Edo State is not worth the lives and safety of millions of Edo people.

The Edo State Government also called on the citizens and residents of the state to be law-abiding, go about their lawful businesses and shun any action that would undermine public peace and safety.

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The government warned that very stiff penalties will be meted on any individual or group who flout orders from security agencies and government that unauthorized rallies in the name of the All Progressives Congress (APC) must not be held in any part of the state.

“It bears repeating that the Edo State Chapter of the APC has neither authorized nor organized any rally. The plans of the dissident Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) to again disrupt the peace in the state in Edo Central Senatorial District is unauthorized and goes against the directives of the Nigerian Police Force and the state government,” the statement read in part.

According to the communique, there are clandestine plans to hold a rally in Edo Central Senatorial District.

The government thereby warned those orchestrating the crisis to desist forthwith, stressing that there have been similar gatherings in the past which have resulted in civil disturbances, disruption of peace, injuries on innocent citizens and destruction of property, which the Edo State Government will no longer tolerate.

Bayelsa Election: APC Is Still In Race, Says Oshiomhole

APC National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole

 

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole says the party is still in the Bayelsa governorship race as the judgment sacking its candidate, David Lyon cannot stand.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, Comrade Oshiomhole said the party has instructed its lawyers to file for a stay of execution against the judgment.

He appealed to the people of Bayelsa to remain resolute and maintain their position to peacefully vote out the peoples’ Democratic Party on Saturday the 16th of November.

He added that the Court of Appeal has granted a stay of execution on the sacking of the running mate of Mr. Lyon as he is now free to contest the governorship election.

Omo-Agege Condemns Alleged Attacks On Oshiomhole

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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege addresses reporters in Abuja on July 15, 2019.

 

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has condemned the attacks on the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in Benin City, Edo State.

Omo-Agege said this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, in Abuja on Sunday.

Describing the development as callous, cowardly, inhumane and totally unacceptable that should be condemned by all, he noted that political practice in the country should not be allowed to degenerate to a situation where violence becomes the language of activism by both politicians and their supporters no matter how disgruntled such persons may be.

Oshiomhole was reported to have escaped a major attempt on his life by armed thugs who swooped on his Benin residence in Okorotun Street, GRA, on Saturday. The thugs were said to have shot sporadically into the air.

The lawmaker called on the police to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book.

This, he noted, will serve as a deterrent to others that political violence is not the best way to resolve conflicts, if any.

“Such criminal attack, remains utterly condemnable and illegal. Whatever their grievances, they should learn to explore dialogue rather than resort to violence.

” I call on the police to get to the root of the matter by prosecuting those involved in the act. It is my belief that the fine principles and ethos of democratic practice do have inbuilt mechanisms through which internal wranglings can be resolved without recourse to violence as it was the case in Edo State on Saturday.

“I would like to call on the parties involved to explore those options that would strengthen the party as entrenched in the constitution of the APC as that is the best way to move the state and the nation to the Next Level in which all citizens are expected to reap the dividends of the trust they reposed in the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari”, he stated.

Omo-Agege also called on parents to warn their wards against political violence, adding that the attack negated democratic principles.

We Have No Knowledge Of Alleged Attack On Oshiomhole – Edo Govt

Governor Godwin Obaseki addressing a gathering in Abuja on July 19, 2019.

 

 

The Edo State Government has said it has absolutely no knowledge of the purported attack on the person or the residence of former Governor of the state and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, who was reacting to the alleged incident said, “We have no knowledge of the attack. We have also reached out to the Police, and they affirmed that they do not know about such an attack.

Speaking to Channels Television on the matter through a telephone conversation, media aide to mister Oshiomhole, Simon Ebegbulem insisted that the Edo state government were behind the alleged attack.

He said that some hoodlums laid siege at the Benin city residence of the APC national chairman, who was away at the time, attending a function in town on Saturday night, but were eventually chased away by security operatives.

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Adams Oshiomhole and Uche Secondus Embrace Each Other

 

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and the National Chairman of the opposing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, embraced each other at the court room of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.

The presidential tribunal will today deliver judgement in the petition brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 Presidential election.

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