- The crisis rocking the APC deepens as the Kano state government has decided to head to the court to challenge the sack of Exco's
- The government is making the new move while reacting to the court's verdict regarding the elected officials in the state
- Meanwhile, on Monday, November 29, the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led committee was dissolved and a new caretaker committee was inaugurated
Kano state- The intra-party crisis rocking the ruling party in the country, the All Progressives Congress (APC), deepens.
The Kano 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 judgement, Leadership reported.
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 judgement is concerned.”
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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.
APC men's position
In an interview with one of the jubilant APC men who preferred anonymity said “the Court is the final arbiter for the common man, we are indeed happy with the verdict because it has boosted our morale.
The Kano Municipal Federal Constituency
Rejecting the option of consensus, a member representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency, Shaaban Ibrahim Sharada lamented that the process had excluded some party loyalists.
Sharada, Chairman, House Committee on Security and National Intelligence, alleged that the party had denied members willing to contest in the ward congress opportunity to do so.
He subsequently teamed up with Senator Ibrahim Shekarau to conduct a parallel congress and submitted its report to the APC leadership in Abuja.
Faction loyal to Sharada and Shekarau
Amid the controversy, the faction loyal to Sharada and Shekarau approached an FCT High Court to challenge the authenticity of Ganduje’s exercise.
Their lawyer, Nureni Jimoh (SAN), argued that the Ganduje faction did not conduct any election but merely wrote a result under the guise of ‘consensus candidacy.”
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Buhari will leave Nigeria better than he met it, says Senator Amosun
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that former governor of Ogun state and senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Ibikunle Amosun, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has done more good for the country and will leave office in 2023 a hero.
Amosun made the comment while making comparisons of the six years administration of his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with the sixteen years rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the country's current main opposition party.
Amsoun, a certified chartered accountant, made the comment during an event commemorating the 2021 Annual Week celebration of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oyo state council in Ibadan.