What goes around comes around. Perhaps this wise saying justifies the ill fate that befell Adams Oshiomhole as he was suspended on Tuesday as National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja.
Oshiomhole’s lingering feud with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State many believed was responsible for the latter’s disqualification by the screening committee of the APC on Friday, from participating in the party’s primary.
It’s as good as saying that ” what follows every wicked act is sorrow and regrets” and Oshiomhole will learn this truth in a hard way after a three-man panel of the court of appeal has affirmed his suspension as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
An FCT High Court had on March 4 granted an application by six members of the APC in Edo State suspending Oshiomhole from office.
A three member panel of justices led by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem held that Oshiomhole’s appeal challenging his suspension was unmeritorious.
This is coming on the same day Governor Godwin Obaseki resigned his membership of the APC, after meeting with Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa.
Obaseki had met with Gambari over his disqualification from participating in the primary of the APC.
He was disqualified by the screening committee of the APC on Friday. His disqualification was said to be due to discrepancies in his results.
Obaseki and his predecessor, Oshiomhole have been at loggerheads over the governor’s second term bid and other issues.
The feud between the two political bigwigs has polarised the party in Edo State.
Obaseki asked Oshiomhole to recuse himself from the nomination processes of the primary but the party did not act on his request.