- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje now controls the affairs of the ruling party APC in Kano state according to the Supreme Court
- An Ibrahim Shakarau-led faction of the APC has been at loggerheads with the faction of the incumbent governor over the leadership of the party
- The Supreme Court judgment held that the previous verdict of the FCT High Court will not stand as the court lacked jurisdiction to try the case
FCT, Abuja - The lawsuit filed by a faction of All Progressives Congress, APC, led by former governor Ibrahim Shekarau against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s faction has been dismissed by the Supreme court on Friday, May 5, Daily Nigerian reports.
It will be recalled that both factions have been at loggerheads following the outcome of the APC Kano congresses.
According to PremiumTimes, both factions on October 18, 2021, held a parallel congress which led to the emergence of different leadership in the state chapter of the party.
Contrastingly, as gathered by Legit.ng, the national leadership of the APC held that it only recognized the congress of the Ganduje-led faction, a decision that later triggered a court action from the opposition faction.
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As a result of a long legal battle, the FCT High Court in its verdict validated the congress of the Shakarau-led faction in Kano.
Kano APC: Ganduje faction best Shakarau faction in appellate court
This decision forced an appeal suit filed by the Ganduje-led faction and in turn, the Court of Appeal in Abuja on February 22, 2022, set aside the previous judgment of the FCT High Court.
In its judgment, the Court of Appeal upheld all three appeals filed by the governor’s faction stating that the FCT High Court does not have the legal jurisdiction to adjudicate or rule over such a case.
This verdict forced the former governor’s faction to file an appeal to the apex court for adjudication to strike out the judgment of the Court of Appeal.
Meanwhile, the presiding Justice Ibrahim Saulawa after hearing the cases of both parties declared a verdict in favor of the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led faction.
Police arrest ex-Kano anti-graft boss, Muhuyi Rimingado in Abuja
In another development, police operatives have apprehended the ex-Kano state Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, (PCACC) Muhuyi Rimingado.
It was gathered that after several attempts to nab the embattled anti-graft boss was arrested in Abuja.
Rimingado who is facing several charges will be moved to Kano state for further investigation and trial.
Ex-Kano anti-graft agency boss Rimin-Gado dumps APC for PDP
However, sequel to his arrest, the suspended chairman of Kano State Public Complain and Anti-Corruption Commission, Barrister Muhyi Rimin-Gado, has joined the PDP from APC.
Rimin-Gado who was suspended in July 2021 said he joined the opposition party in order to serve his people and the state.
The former Kano anti-graft agency boss also noted that the PDP is only alternative party that can save the state from what he described as "the current political mess".