SUPREME COURT STRIKES OUT APPEAL OVER DISSOLUTION OF KWARA APC EXCO
Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour unanimously struck out the appeal
The Supreme Court has struck out an appeal filed by members of the sacked Balogun Fulani-led executive committee of the APC in Kwara State.
Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour led a five-man panel of the apex court , which on the grounds of incompetence, unanimously struck out the appeal.
Balogun Fulani in his appeal filed to the court on behalf of the other executive members of the party, asked the Supreme court to restrain Oshiomole from in any way further recognizing and working with the Bolarinwa groupm as the state’s party officers.
Reading the lead judgement, Justice Oluwakayode Ariwoola agreed with the respondents’ lawyers that the appeal had become incompetent on the grounds that its records were transmitted to the Supreme court outside the 14-day time limit provided in the apex court’s rules.
Hon. Balogun Fulani, alongside other members of the dissolved state executive of the Kwara StateAPC, had in an attempt to challenge the powers of Adams Oshiomole, APC National Chairman, approached the court to without restrain in the use of its authority, dissolve the state executive committee of the party before the expiration of their four year tenure.
Oshiomole had inaugurated a caretaker committee headed by Bolarinwa Bashir, after dissolving the Balogun Fulani led executive last year.