BREAKING: APC Trashes Talk of Ganduje’s Suspension, Takes Action Against "Perpetrators" in Kano

BREAKING: APC Trashes Talk of Ganduje’s Suspension, Takes Action Against "Perpetrators" in Kano

  • The APC has accused the NNPP of being behind the widely-reported suspension of Abdullahi Ganduje, its national chairman
  • In a statement on Tuesday, April 16, Felix Morka, spokesperson of the APC, said those behind the purported suspension of Ganduje are not members of the party, but politicians associated with the NNPP
  • reports that the APC said the “act was part of the despicable programme of political persecution” by the administration of Abba Yusuf, governor of Kano, against Ganduje journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics in Nigeria.

Kano, Kano state - The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, April 16, described the suspension of Abdullahi Ganduje, its national chairman, as "fake news".

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In a statement signed by Barrister Felix Morka, its spokesperson and seen by, the ruling central party said those who announced Ganduje's suspension are "impostors".

APC: Ganduje not suspended as chairman
The national arm of the APC stands with Abdullahi Ganduje. Photo credit: @OfficialAPCNg
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The party disclosed that it has filed a petition with the inspector general of police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, requesting an expedited investigation of the matter "and that the perpetrators and their sponsors be brought to justice".

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Recall that Haladu Maigwanjo, the APC legal adviser in Ganduje’s ward in Tofa local government area (LGA) of Kano state, on Monday, April 15, announced the former governor's suspension at a press conference.

Maigwanjo said Ganduje was suspended from the party to allow him to face corruption charges against him by the Kano state government. But the national chapter of the party has now nullified the sanction, saying:

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“The purported suspension was the devious act of a group of impersonators of ward officials out to cause mischief and create confusion in the otherwise peaceful Ganduje Ward chapter of our party."

The APC alleged the politicians who suspended Ganduje are not card-carrying members of the APC in the Kano ward "but individuals affiliated with senior officials and representatives of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP)."

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In a piece of related news, reported that the governor of Kano, Abba Kabir Yusuf, told his predecessor, Ganduje, that he has a case to answer.

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Governor Yusuf who spoke through his media aide, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, vowed that his government will stop at nothing to bring Ganduje to book over the corruption he allegedly perpetuated in his eight years of leadership.


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