April 15, 2024

Kano APC voids Ganduje’s suspension, sacks ward leaders


Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State.

The State Working Committee of the Kano chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has reversed the suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Umar Abdullahi Ganduje. Also, the committee suspended the ward leaders who earlier suspended Ganduje.

Leaders in Ganduje’s ward in Dawakin Tofa Local Government had, on Monday, suspended the APC national chairman.

However, in a quick counter, the party’s local government officials thwarted the suspension and sacked those behind it.

The Dawakin Tofa APC Chairman, Inusa Dawanau, said those behind Ganduje’s suspension were involved in anti-party activities. He added that their meetings with the opposition were exposed.

Meanwhile, according to the committee, Ganduje’s suspension is invalid, null and void and cannot stand.

Also, the state’s APC chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, said they had adopted the decisions of the Local Government party leaders. He added that the ward leaders’ anti-party activities were being investigated.

“We have evidence of meetings between the State Government officials and those who suspended the National Chairman.

“And the State Working Committee has agreed to sanction them for six months. They will remain suspended until the expiration of the period,” Abbas said.

$413,000 and N1.38bn suit

Recall that the Kano High Court had said Ganduje, APC National Chairman, will, on April 17, be arraigned on charges bothering on allegations of bribery, diversion, and misappropriation of funds, including the purported acceptance of $413,000 and N1.38bn in bribes.

The Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Dederi, confirmed the development. He said Ganduje would be arraigned alongside his wife and six others.

The accused individuals, as listed in the writ of summon, include Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Hafsat Umar, Abubakar Bawuro, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Ltd, Safari Textiles Ltd, and Lesage General Enterprises.

The Kano State Government, which initiated the criminal suit against the eight respondents, declared its readiness to present 15 witnesses to testify before Justice Usman Na’aba of State High Court number four.

“It is very true. We have filed the case and it’s going to hold on the 17th of April, 2024.
“What I cannot confirm is whether he is served or not, but he will definitely be served,” he said.

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