Ganduje’s Suspension: APC Speaks On Justice Na’abba’s Decision

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has been notified by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Justice Usman Na’abba of the Kano State High Court granted an ex parte order restraining the party’s National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, from further parading himself as the party’s leader.

The judge’s restraining order came after executives from the Ganduje Ward in the Dawakin-Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State suspended Ganduje on Monday.

The ex parte application was filed by Gwanjo, who is the Legal Adviser of the Ganduje Ward, and Laminu Baguma, who is the ward’s Assistant Secretary. 

The respondents in the suit include the APC, the APC National Working Committee, the Kano State APC Executive Committee, and Ganduje, who is referred to as the fourth respondent.

In Kano, Haladu Gwanjo, the Legal Adviser of the APC Ganduje Ward in Dawakin-Tofa Local Government Area, held a press conference where he announced that Ganduje had been suspended.

The decision was taken by the APC ward leadership based on the bribery allegations against Mister Ganduje. Gwanjo specifically mentioned the charges of bribery involving $413,000 and N1.38bn, which were filed by the Kano State Government against Ganduje before the Kano State High Court.

the APC, APC National Working Committee, the Kano State APC Executive Committee and Ganduje, were listed as respondents in the suit.

The PUNCH noted that in the copy of the certified true copy of the order it sighted on Wednesday, Justice Na’Abba ruled: “An order is hereby granted directing all parties in the suit to maintain status quo ante  as of 15th day of April 2024 in relation to the suspension of the 4th from the 1st respondent by the Ganduje Ward Executive Committee, restraining the  respondents, whether by themselves, servants, agents and privies, from taking any steps contrary to the decision of the Executive Committee of the Ganduje Ward Executive, which suspends the 4th respondent from the 1st respondent political party pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

Furthermore, Justice Na’Abba granted the applicants the leave to serve the court papers on the 1st, 3rd and 4th respondents outside the jurisdiction “to wit: at No. 40 Biatyre Crescent, Abuja.”

The matter was adjourned by the judge till April 30.

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