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Kano High Court orders suspension of Ganduje

Kano High Court orders suspension of Ganduje

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The Kano State High Court has issued an ex parte order prohibiting Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), from representing himself as a member of the party.

​​​​​The court ordered, subsequently, that Ganduje should henceforth desist from presiding over all affairs of the National Working Committee (NWC) of APC.  

The application granted by Justice Usman Malam Na'abba on Tuesday follows an exparte motion filed by Dr. Ibrahim Sa'ad Esq on behalf of two executive members APC Ganduje ward, 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 All Progressives Congress (APC), APC National Working Committee (NWC), APC Kano State Working Committee (KSWC), and Dr. Abdullahi Umar 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. 

"An order is hereby granted directing all parties in the suit APC (1st), APC National Working Committee (2nd), Kano State Working Committee APC (3rd), Dr. Abdullah Umar Ganduje (4th), to maintain status quo ante belum as of 15th April, 2024.

"The order thereby restraining the 1st respondent (APC) from recognizing the 4th respondent (Ganduje) as member of APC and prohibiting the 4th respondent (Ganduje) from presiding over any affairs of the NWC and restraining the state Working Committee from interfering with the legally and validly decision of the ward executives of Ganduje ward.

"That the 4th respondent (Ganduje) is prohibited from parading himself as member of APC or doing any act that may portray him or seem to be a member of APC pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit," the memo cited by our reporter on Wednesday reads.

It will be recalled that nine members of the Ganduje ward proclaimed the suspension of the National Chairman of APC over the allegation of corruption slammed on him by Kano state government. 

The nine APC executives said they were prompted to act following a petition written by one Ja'afaru Adamu, a member of APC from the National Chairman's polling unit. 

In the petition, Adamu complained over allegations of corruption charges against the former Governor just as he urged the ward leaders to investigate the matter to redeem the dented image of the party and the implication on President Bola Tinubu's fight against corruption. 

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