Court affirms Danzago as Kano APC chair

Orders Ganduje faction to pay N1m fine

An FCT High Court, presided over by Justice Hamza Mu’azu, has affirmed that the Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau-led faction of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Kano, have conducted ward and local government Congresses in the State.

Recall that on November 30, the judge granted all the reliefs sought by Shekarau’s faction, seeking a declaration that the Ganduje-led group did not conduct ward congresses. However, dissatisfied with the decision of the court, the Ganduje-led faction filed a motion seeking the court to stay proceeding, set aside its decision on the ward Congress.

Delivering the ruling yesterday, the judge dismissed their motion and fined them N1 million for filing a frivolous and time-wasting motion.

The court further held that the local government Congress conducted by the Shekarau faction remains valid and that they have the authority to elect the State Ex-Co.

The applicants in the suit are Muntaka Bala Sulayman, with 17, 980 members of the party, while the defendants are the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), as the first defendant; Mai- Mala Buni, Caretaker Chairman; Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary and the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), as the fourth defendant.

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

The legal battle and political battles were sponsored by a member representing Kano Municipal council, Sha’aban Sharada. The lawmaker is the founder of the faction, who single-handedly sponsored the conduct of the ward and State congresses before Sen. Shekarau and others later joined the group.

Recall also that parallel congress were held in Kano, with Abdullahi Abbas emerging chairman of the Ganduje-led group and Ahmadu Haruna Zago emerging chairman of the Shekarau-led group.

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