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Court Sacks Abdullahi Abbas, Upholds Haruna Zago as Kano APC Chairman

Court Sacks Abdullahi Abbas, Upholds Haruna Zago as Kano APC Chairman 

An FCT High Court presided over by Justice Hamza Muazu on Tuesday sacked the All Peoples Congress (APC) exco elected by the faction the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, endorsed.

Delivering the ruling on Tuesday, the judge granted all the reliefs sought by the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau faction, seeking a declaration that Ganduje-led group did not conduct ward and local government congresses.

Abdulahi Umar Ganduje,  Ahmadu Haruna Danzago, Abdullahi Abbas, Court Overrules, APC Exco, Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau 
The court ruling has dealt a fatal blow to the faction supported by Kano State governor, Abdulahi Umar Ganduje

The court upheld the congresses conducted by the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau led faction of the party.

The judge also ruled that the Shekarau led faction,”tagged G-7” conducted election that was signed by the 7- man committee of the APC.

Abdullahi Abbas, Ahmadu Haruna Danzago, Abdulahi Umar Ganduje, Court Sacks, APC Exco, Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau 
Abdullahi Abbas has been sacked by the court

Applicants in the suit are Muntaka Bala Sulyman with 17, 980 members of the party while the defendants are All Progressive Congress, as first defendant, Mai-Mala Buni , caretaker chairman, Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary and Independent National Electoral Commission, as the fourth defendant.

The court held that all the congresses conducted by the Ibrahim Shekarau led faction were valid.

The applicants were represented by Nuraini Jimoh, SAN and the defendants were represented by Barr. Sule Usman, SAN, M.N. Duru and Mashood Alabelewe.

As it presently, Ahmadu Haruna Danzogo remains the validly elected chairman of the APC in Kano, while Ganduje-anointed Abdullahi Abbas has the option to apeal the court decision.


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Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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