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Just In: Kano Court okays Ganduje’s suspension from APC, restrained from parading himself as nation chair

The court also ordered Ganduje to desist from presiding over the affairs of the party's National Working Committee (NWC).

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A Kano State High Court has granted an ex parte order restraining the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, from parading himself as National Chairman.

He is restrained from parading himself as a member of the party pending the determination of the substituted motion for his suspension.

The court also ordered Ganduje to desist from presiding over the affairs of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).

Justice Usman Malam Na’abba granted the application on Tuesday following an ex parte motion filed by Dr. Ibrahim Sa’ad on behalf of two executive members of Ganduje’s 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 him two days ago.

The court ordered the APC NWC, the APC Kano State Working Committee (KSWC), and Ganduje, the four respondents in the suit, to maintain the status quo ante belum as of April 15, 2024, until the hearing and decision of the substantive suit, scheduled for April 30, 2024.

Justice Na’abba also held as prayed that the State Working Committee must not interfere with the legally and validly considered decisions of the executives of Ganduje ward, essentially on actions endorsed by a 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), and Dr. Abdullah Umar Ganduje (4th), to maintain status quo ante belum as of April 15, 2024.

“The order thereby restraining the 1st respondent (APC) from recognizing the 4th respondent (Ganduje) as a member of APC, 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 made decisions of the ward executives of Ganduje ward.

“That the 4th respondent (Ganduje) is prohibited from parading himself as a 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.”

Persecondnews recalls that the Kano State Government accused the National Chairman of the APC of corruption, leading nine members of the Ganduje ward to declare his suspension.

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

In the petition, Adamu complained of allegations of corruption 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.

Although the chairman and secretary of the ward failed to act on the petition filed on April 8, 2024, nine members of the executive team, led by the legal adviser, acted upon the petition, a decision that led to the suspension of Ganduje.

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