APC Crisis: High Court Affirms Ganduje’s Suspension

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The embattled National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje has been retrained from presiding over the affairs of the party. An exparte order restraining Ganduje from parading himself as member of APC was granted by a Kano High Court.

The court ordered that henceforth, Ganduje should desist from presiding over all affairs of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC.
The application granted by Justice Usman Malam Na’abba on Tuesday followed an exparte motion filed by Ibrahim Sa’ad on behalf of two executive members of the APC Ganduje ward, in the Dawakin-Tofa Local Government Area, the assistant secretary, Laminu Sani and legal adviser Haladu Gwanjo (plaintiffs), who were part of the nine ward executive who suspended Abdullahi Ganduje two days ago.

The court directed the four parties (respondents) joined in the matter, include the APC, APC NWC, APC Kano State Working Committee (KSWC), and Abdullahi Ganduje, to henceforth, maintain status quo ante belum as from 15th April, 2024, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit on 30th April, 2024.

Justice Na’abba also held as prayed, stopped State Working Committee APC Kano, from interfering with the legally and validly considered decision of executives of Ganduje ward, essentially on action endorsed by two third majority of the executives as provided by the party constitution.

NigerianEcho recalls that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ganduje Ward of Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano State suspended Ganduje from the party. The announcement was made by the ward’s legal adviser, Halliru Gwanzo, who cited allegations of bribery against Ganduje by the Kano State Government as the reason for the suspension. In a swift reaction, the State Working Committee as well as the National Working Committee of APC denounced the suspension.

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