April 22, 2024

Court reverses order affirming suspension of Ganduje


APC National Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje

By Bashir Bello, Kano

The Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Usman Na’Abba has on Monday reversed orders earlier affirming the suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Recall that the Assistant Secretary of Ganduje ward, Dawakin-Tofa local government area, Laminu Sani and Legal Adviser, Haladu Gwanjo (plaintiffs) who were part of the nine ward executive who suspended Abdullahi Ganduje a week ago, had earlier secured an order suspending Ganduje as the Chairman of the Party.

However in a twist of events, the Presiding Judge, Justice Na’Abba said that upon reading a Motion Ex-Parte together with 27-paragraph affidavit in support and a written address dated the 22nd day of April, 2024 sworn to by one Glory Adah a litigation secretary in the 4th respondent solicitors law firm, he reversed the order suspending Ganduje.

“And after hearing, Mr. L. O. Oyewo Esq, with A. Falana Esq and J. Essiet Esq counsel’s of the 4th Respondent/Applicant.

“An order of interim injunction is hereby granted staying the execution of the order of interim injunction contained in the ruling of the court delivered on the 17th April, 2024 directing parties to maintain status quo ante as at the 15th day of April, 2024 in relation to the suspension of the 4th respondent/applicant from the 1st respondent by the Ganduje Ward Executive Committee pending the hearing and determination of the 4th respondent/applicant Motion on Notice.”

The Judge however, adjourned the case to 30th day of April, 2024 for hearing.