Supreme Court strike out appeal by Saraki’s loyalists in Kwara APC
The Supreme Court has struck out an appeal by members of the sacked executives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Ishola Balogun-Fulani
The five-man panel led by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola held that the appeal was without merit as it was filed outside the 14 days stipulated under Order 7 of the Supreme Court’s Rules.
National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, had dissolved the executive, following the defection of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, from the party to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and installed another state executive under the chairmanship of Mr. Bashir Bolarinwa.
Balogun-Fulani, a loyalist of Saraki and other aggrieved members of the APC in Kwara state dragged Oshiomhole to court contending their removal.
The High Court recognised the executive committee of the Ishola Balogun-Fulani faction.
This did not go down well with the Bolarinwa faction as they proceeded to the court of Appeal which upturned the ruling of the lower court.
Balogun-Fulani and others approached the Supreme Court seeking to nullify its sack by the national leadership of the APC.
However, the court in its wisdom held that the case which is a pre-election matter ought to have been filed within 14 days after the ruling of the appeal court.