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.
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.
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.