Kano APC Crisis: Shekarau’s Faction Defeats Ganduje’s In Court
An Abuja High Court has nullified the congresses of the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
In his ruling, Justice Hamza Muazu upheld the congresses conducted by the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau-led faction of the party.
There is currently a crisis between Ganduje and Shekarau over the control of APC in the state.
The judge ruled that the congress which returned 17,908 members was valid.
He also made an order restraining the APC faction from appointing a new executive.
Shekarau’s faction had elected Alhaji Haruna Ahmadu Danzago as its chairman while Ganduje’s camp elected Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas in the parallel congress which held on October 16.
The National Appeal Committee set up by the APC had recognised Abbas as the authentic chairman of the party in the state.
While rejecting the position of the committee headed by Dr. Tony Macfoy, Dazango had said, “The APC national headquarters is yet to recognise anybody, but will do so on the day they will give out certificates to genuine elected APC leaders.
“I did not contest the election alone; three other aspirants contested along with me, unlike their own where only Abbas contested and returned unopposed. No problem; when we reach the bridge, Allah will show us the way to cross it.” (Daily trust)