A Kano High Court presided over by Justice Sanusi Ma’aji has set April 26, 2022 for hearing of the Originating Summons against the Umar Doguwa-led Kano executives of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.
The former chairman of the party in Kano, Hisham Habib, had filed a suit seeking a restraining order against the NNPP executives, following dissolution of the state exco he once led.
Mr Habib sought, among other reliefs, a declaration that the election of Mr Doguwa-led exco is illegal, unlawful, null, void and of no effect whatsoever.
He also sought an order declaring him as the authentic chairman of the party in Kano.
Mr Habib had last month opposed the dissolution of the state exco by the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party, saying the decision was a siege to democratic norms.
He described the decision as undemocratic siege to the party by the Kwankwaso-led group, Kwankwasiyya and threaten legal action if left unaddressed.
He also expressed concern that partisan politics is endangered if politicians can wriggle parties from those who have toiled for a long time.
Mr Habib maintained that the process has always been an all inclusive one and that progress can only be made if negotiations encompass and reflect stakeholders.
“The national leadership is aware of the challenges we faced for years while promoting the party, so we deserve a better approach,” Mr Habib said.