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Oyinlola’s Stay of Execution Overtaken by Events, Says Gadzama

22 Jan 2013

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Olagunsoye Oyinlola

Chuks Okocha
The crisis ricking the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be  far from being over as it emerged on Tuesday that the sacked party's National Secretary,  Olagunsoye Oyinlola may not be returning back to his office in the near  future.

Specifically,  a Federal High Court had on January 14  removed Oyinlola from office after which the party's National Working Committee (NWC) led by Alhaji Bamanga Tukur based on a legal opinion by Chief Joe Gadzama (SAN)  directed that  in obedience to the orders of the court  the  Deputy National Secretary , Solomom Onwe be sworn-in in acting capacity.

Oyinlola had  gone to the Court of Appeal Abuja Division to challenge the Judgment of an Abuja Federal High Court  and  seek to stay the execution of the court's order. 
But  the party's lead counsel, Joe Kyari-Gadzama (SAN),  said  the application for a stay of execution   slated for hearing on Thursday may not be on the plate now since according  to him  it has been overtaken by events.

His words "the stay is slated for hearing on Thursday which ironically is a public holiday, and even at that the action which the application sought to stay its execution has been overtaken by events as an Acting National Secretary has already been sworn-in.

"So what I think we would do is to concentrate on the appeal which is before the Court of Appeal as the stay of execution could be said to be technically dead" he added.
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