- The growing tension in the Kano chapter of the APC reached what some might call a climax on Thursday, December 2
- A set of armed hoodlums on Thursday burnt the campaign office of Senator Barau Jibrin, known to be one of Governor Ganduje's opponents
- Senator Jibrin via Facebook shared photos of the ruins of his office hours after the criminals carried out the act
Kano - The gubernatorial campaign office of a political opponent of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Senator Barau Jibrin, in Kano was on Thursday, December 2, burnt by a gang of thugs.
Sources have it that the armed criminals proceeded to Gyadi Gyadi quarters owned by a factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress ((APC) Ahmadu Zago, The Cable reports.
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Zago was recently confirmed by the Abuja High Court and is set to open his state party secretariat.
Kano APC crisis: Government reacts, plans to appeal sack of exco
Meanwhile, the intra-party crisis rocking the ruling party in the country, the APC in Kano deepened.
The state government has reacted to the verdict by an FCT High Court presided over by Justice Hamza Muazu sacking the APC exco loyal to the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje declaring that it will file an appeal against the judgment.
Making the position of the media on the issue of the state, attorney general Barrister M. A. Lawal said:
“We are surprised to hear that the court took that decision despite our earlier stand through our legal team contesting lack of jurisdiction as far as the judgment is concerned.”
Lawal said the election took place in Kano why then will the petitioners go and institute an action calling for the nullification of the election before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The attorney general's position
The attorney general said, “we totally object to the Court Verdict and will take appropriate legal steps."
Malam Ibrahim Shekarau faction
On the other hand, the house of the factional APC leader Malam Ibrahim Shekarau and offices of other members of the G-7 was filled to capacity with their supporters jubilating over the judgement on motorcycles, tricycles, cars and some trekking to the abode of their respective political leaders to show their solidarity.