Kano APC Dismisses Ganduje’s Suspension by LG

The All Progressives Congress State Working Committee in Kano State has overridden the suspension of Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, the party’s national chairman. 

The leaders of Ganduje’s ward party have also been suspended by the Kano State APC.

Empire had earlier reported that the APC Ganduje ward in Dawkin Tofa Local Government suspended Ganduje.

However, the APC Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area party swiftly intervened to block Ganduje’s punishment and fired those responsible. The national chairperson of the party was suspended, and those responsible were exposed for their anti-party activities and their meeting minutes with the opposition, the party’s chairman, Inusa Dawanau, told reporters. 

The National Chairman of the party was suspended after the state Working Committee decided to suspend the APC leaders in the ward.

It noted that “They have sanctioned them for six months, and a special investigations panel has been set up to verify several allegations against them.”

The committee noted thqy Ganduje’s suspension is invalid, null and void and cannot stand.

Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, the chairman of the APC in the state, stated that they have subsequently accepted the choices made by the party leaders in the local government and are currently looking into the anti-party actions of the offenders.

“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.

The arraignment of Abdullahi Ganduje, the state’s immediate past governor, together with his wife, son, and five other individuals for suspected bribery was previously scheduled for April 17, 2024 by the Kano State High Court. 

Eight accusations, including a $413,000 bribery allegation, diversion, and misappropriation of money totaling N1.38 billion, will be brought against Ganduje and the others at their arraignment. But the Kano Federal High Court decided that the Kano Public Compliance and Anti-Corruption Commission does not have the authority to look into Ganduje about a purported $5 million bribery video.

Justice Abdullahi Liman declared during his ruling that the offence was a federal one that may be pursued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Attorney General of the Federation.

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