- The Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led All Progressives Congress exco has been dealt a heavy blow by a high court in Abuja
- Justice Hamza Muazu on Tuesday, November 30, ruled that the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau faction is the authentic and democratically elected body
- The judge also granted relief to a declaration that the Ganduje-led group did not conduct ward and local government congresses
This development is coming amid the tension between Ganduje and Senator Ibrahim Shekarau who have been at loggerheads with each other in politics and party rivalry in the state.
Justice Hamza Muazu delivering the ruling on Tuesday, November 30, granted all the reliefs sought by the Shekarau faction, seeking a declaration that no ward and local government congresses were conducted by the Ganduje-led group.
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In another report by AIT News, the applicants in the suit include Muntaka Bala Sulyman with 17,980 members of the party.
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Defendants are the APC, Governor Mai-Mala Buni, APC caretaker chairman; Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Ganduje’s former deputy, Abubakar, dumps him for Shekarau
Abubakar, a former deputy to Governor Ganduje during his first tenure left his principal's camp to join Shekarau, the governor's arch enemy.
Abubakar served as Ganduje's deputy between 2015 and 2018 but left the governor during the build-up of the 2019 general election when he contested for governorship under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Settling crisis among APC members in Kano state
Meanwhile, the governor of Kano state had hinted at his plan to reconcile with Shekarau. Ganduje and the former governor of the state have been at loggerheads with each other in politics and party rivalry in the state.
Speaking on the cold war, Ganduje said reconciliation in politics is key to the development of any nation.
He also said that he plans to reconcile with all aggrieved members of the APC and not just the former governor of the state, Shekarau.