The State Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress branch in Kano State has also suspended ward party leaders who had previously expelled the party’s national chairman, Umar Abdullahi Ganduje.

According to reports, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the APC, was suspended on Monday by the APC Ganduje ward in Dawkin Tofa Local Government.

However, the APC Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area party swiftly intervened to block Ganduje’s suspension and fired those responsible.Shortly after suspending Ganduje, the party’s chairman, Inusa Dawanau, told reporters that the individuals responsible for Ganduje’s suspension had been exposed for their anti-party activities and had records of their meetings with the opposition.

The National Chairman of the party was suspended after the state Working Committee decided to suspend the APC leaders in the ward.”A special investigations panel has been set up to verify several allegations against them, and they have been sanctioned for a period of six months,” it stated.

The committee states that Ganduje’s suspension is illegitimate, void, and unsustainable.Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, the state’s APC chairman, also responded to the matter by stating that they have subsequently accepted the decisions made by the Local Government party leaders and are currently looking into the anti-party actions of those responsible.

The State Working Committee decided to impose a six-month sanction on those who had suspended the National Chairman, and we have documentation of their meetings with State Government representatives. Until the time period ends, they will continue to be suspended, according to Abbas.

Remember that during a press conference, Halliru Gwanjo, the ward’s legal adviser, stated that Ganduje’s suspension from the party was a result of the accusations made against him by the Kano state government.The arraignment of Abdullahi Ganduje, the state’s immediate past governor, along with his wife, son, and five other individuals for alleged bribery was previously scheduled for April 17, 2024 by the Kano State High Court.

Eight counts, including a $413,000 bribery allegation, diversion, and misappropriation of funds totaling N1.38 billion, will be brought against Ganduje and the others at their arraignment.

But the Kano Federal High Court decided that the Kano Public Compliance and Anti-Corruption Commission does not have the authority to look into Ganduje regarding a purported $5 million bribery video.

Justice Abdullahi Liman declared during his ruling that the offense was a federal one that could be prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Attorney General of the Federation.

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