Court Blocks Kano APC Ward Executives From Axing Ganduje

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Justice A. M Liman of the Kano Federal High Court has issued a restraining order against the executive members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ganduje Ward.

This order prevents them from suspending the party’s national chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, until a lawsuit filed by Ganduje is heard and decided.

Ganduje, represented by his lawyer, Barrister Hadiza Nasir Ahmed, approached the court seeking the protection of his rights to fair hearing and freedom of association. This request is based on the Enforcement and Procedure Rules, 2009, and Section 46 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended.

Justice Liman granted the order after hearing an ex parte application presented by Ganduje’s lawyer.

Furthermore, the judge in charge instructed all parties involved in the case to maintain the current situation before the alleged emergency meeting of the executive members of APC Ganduje Ward. They were also told to stop any actions related to the matter until the motion on notice is heard and decided.

“All the respondents, their servants, agents, or privies are hereby restrained from implementing and or given effect to the purported decision reached during the purported Emergency Meeting of the alleged Executive Members of APC Ganduje Ward, on the 20 April, 2024, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive application for the enforcement of fundamental rights of the Applicant,” the judge ordered.

The defendants in the case are Basiru Nuhu Isah, the Nigeria Police Force, the Commissioner of Police for Kano Command, the Inspector General of Police, and the Department of State Service.

The court has scheduled the hearing for May 9, 2024.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.