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Kano govt reacts to court judgement sacking APC exco loyal to Ganduje

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The Kano State government on Tuesday vowed to challenge the judgement of an FCT High Court in Abuja, which nullified the All Progressive Congress, APC ward congresses conducted by a faction loyal to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Reacting to the judgement, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Mohammed Lawal, expressed surprise over the judgement.

He said their lawyers had filed all relevant documents challenging jurisdiction of the court, but the court favoured the other parties.

He said the government would appeal the decision of the court.

“We are very surprised about the judgement because our lawyers had filed all the relevant document challenging the jurisdiction of the Court because the issue happened here in Kano.

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“We are also very surprised that the people chose to go to Abuja High Court because these issues happened here in Kano and the case ought to have been filed in Kano.

“Everybody is well aware of the issue of jurisdiction but in any case our lawyers filed all the relevant documents.

According to him, the only ward congress conducted in the state was conducted by only the true leadership of APC in the state.

“Our lawyers are studying the judgement and we are going to appeal the decision,” the commissioner said.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that an FCT High Court presided over by Justice Hamza Muazu on Tuesday sacked the Abdullahi Abbas-led state exco of the APC.

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Delivering the ruling, the judge granted all the reliefs sought by the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau faction, seeking a declaration that Ganduje-led group did not conduct ward and local government congresses.

The applicants in the suit are Muntaka Bala Sulyman with 17, 980 members of the party, while the defendants are APC as first defendant, Mai- Mala Buni, Caretaker Chairman; Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary and; Independent National Electoral Commission, as the fourth defendant.

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