Court affirms Danzago as Kano APC chair, orders Ganduje faction to pay N1m.

Court affirms Danzago as Kano APC chair, orders Ganduje faction to pay N1m.

An FCT High Court presided over by Justice Hamza Muazu has affirmed that the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau-led faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kano have conducted ward and local government congresses in the state.

On November 30, the judge granted all the reliefs sought by Mr Shekarau’s faction, seeking a declaration that Ganduje-led group did not conduct ward congresses.

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 on Friday, the judge dismissed their motion and fined them N1million for filing 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 exco.

Background

The applicants in the suit are Muntaka Bala Sulyman with 17, 980 members of the party, while the defendants are APC 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 Nuraini Jimoh, SAN, while the defendants were represented by Sule Usman, SAN, M.N. Duru and Mashood Alabelewe.

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

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