Supreme Court upholds Governor Abdullahi Ganduje faction of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State against party’s faction loyal to former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau.
Written by News Room on May 7, 2022
The Supreme Court has upheld the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State against the party’s faction loyal to former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau.
In a unanimous decision of the five-member panel of justices read by Justice Inyang Okoro, on Friday, the apex court held that the appeal against the earlier judgements of the Court of Appeal in Abuja lacked merit and is dismissed.
The Court of Appeal had in February dismissed the three appeals also held that the originating summons were wrongly commenced in Abuja, adding that the matter was an internal affair of the party.
A faction of the APC loyal to Shekarau had been in a leadership battle with the Ganduje’s group, while Ganduje’s group produced Abdullahi Abbas as state chairman, Shekarau’s camp elected Haruna Danzago to the same position.