Tension in Kano over Ganduje’s arraignment

Judge Vacates Order Suspending Ganduje As APC National Chairman

Kano State High Court, presided over by Justice Usman Mallam Na’Abba, that earlier on slammed an order suspending Dr. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje as National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reversed self, vacating same order.

One Haladu Gwanjo and Laminu Sani Barguma, who claimed to be the chairman and secretary, respectively, of the APC Ganduje Ward in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state, had secured an order suspending Ganduje as the chairman of the party.

However, in a twist of events, the presiding Judge of the High Court, Justice Usman Na’Abba, said while vacating his earlier order, that upon reading a motion ex-parte together with 27-paragraph affidavit in support and a written address dated April 22, 2024, sworn to by one Glory Adah, a litigation secretary, in the 4th respondent solicitors law firm.

“And after hearing, Mr. L. O. Oyewo, Esq, with A. Falana, Esq and J. Essiet, Esq, counsels of the 4th respondent/applicant, an order of interim injunction is hereby granted”.

The interim injunction order is for staying of the execution of the order of interim injunction contained in the ruling of the court delivered on the 17th April, 2024 directing parties to maintain status quo ante as at the 15th day of April, 2024 in relation to the suspension of the 4th respondent/applicant from the 1st respondent by the Ganduje Ward Executive Committee pending the hearing and determination of the 4th respondent/applicant motion on notice. The Judge then adjourned to April 30, 2024, for hearing on the case.


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