BREAKING: Supreme Court Refuses Saraki’s Loyalist Appeal

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The Supreme Court had appointed a five-man panel led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour after striking out an appeal by members of the sacked executives of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Ishola Balogun-Fulani.

In a unanimous ruling on Wednessday, the panel of the Apex court held that the appeal was without merit.

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In the lead ruling delivered by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the court said since the appeal was on an interlocutory decision of a High Court in Ilorin, the record ought to be compiled and transmitted within 14 days as required under Order 7 of the Supreme Court’s Rules.

Justice Ariwoola thereby held that the appellants, having failed to comply with the court’s rules when they transmitted the record of appeal outside the 14-day period, rendered their appeal incompetent.

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The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomole, had in December 2018, dissolved the Balogun Fulani-led executive after the defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to another party, and installed another state executive under the chairmanship of Bashir Bolarinwa.

Balogun-Fulani headed to court, insisting that the executive was constitutionally constituted.

 

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