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Court sacks Ganduje-led APC, upholds Shekarau’s faction



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By Favour Goodness

The crisis rocking the Kano chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took an interesting dimension on Tuesday as a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja sacked the faction led by the Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

The Court presided over by Justice Hamza Muazu upheld the congresses conducted by the Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau led faction of the party.

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

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

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

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

While the Ganduje-led faction is led by Abdullahi Abbas, the Shekarau faction is led by Ahmadu Haruna Zago.

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