KANO APC LEADERSHIP: Ganduje Faction Lost to Barau, Shekarau Group Again
A Federal Capital Territory High Court presided by Hon Justice Hamza Muazu on Friday held that the local government congresses conducted by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC) were null and void.
The court therefore upheld the local government congresses conducted by the Ibrahim Shekarau faction.
Lawyers said the implication of this is that the state executive members of the APC elected by the Ganduje faction were also null and void.
The APC in Kano State has two leaderships, each supported by Governor Ganduje and former governor, Ibrahim Shekarau.
Ahmadu Danzago, who Shekarau supports, appears to be cruising home to legitimacy, while Abdullahi Abbas, who the governor supports, needs to have another court decision to be recognised state party chairman.
Earlier on 30th November, 2021, the court delivered a ruling nullifying the wards congresses conducted by the governor’s faction, granting 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.
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The earlier ruling 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 then that the Shekarau led faction,”tagged G-7” conducted election that was signed by the 7-man committee of the APC.
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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