Ganduje wins Shekarau at Appeal Court to take control of Kano APC
The battle of who controls the APC structure in Kano State has taken another turn as the Court of Appeal has swung the pendulum the way of the state governor, Abdulahi Ganduje.
This means Governor Ganduje‘s faction is now in charge of the structure of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State.
In the ruling, the Appeal Court clarified that the Federal high court, FCT division lacks the jurisdiction to sit on the APC ward and local government council congresses which recognised Haruna Ahmadu Danzago as party chairman.
Consequently, the appeal of the appellants (Ganduje faction) to recognize the existing leadership of the party under Prince Abdullahi Abbas was granted.
Justices Haruna Tsammani, Gafai and J. Amadi delivered the verdicts.
Following the ruling, one of Ganduje’s lawyers, Ibrahim Aliyu, told journalists the judgment of the lower court was set aside for lack of jurisdiction.
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He added that the appeal court ruled that the matter was an intra-party affair.
Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, had in November last year handed the control of APC in Kano State to the Shekarau-led faction of the party.
This followed the nullification of the state congress conducted by Ganduje’s faction.
In a bid to resolve the crisis in Kano State, the APC national leadership on February 8 moved to harmonise the party structure in the state.
The move was however rejected by the Shekarau’s faction.
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