Court restrains Kano APC executives as suit challenges their election

Former Governor Of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano, has issued an order restraining the Umar Doguwa-led All Progressives Congress, APC, executives from parading themselves as leaders of the party, pending the hearing of a substantive motion challenging their elections.

The executives are endorsed by the state Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

The case against the Mr. Doguwa-led executives was filed by Muhiyi Gado, a former deputy local government chairman and an aspirant for the Kano south senatorial district senate seat.

Ruling on the motion challenging the election, Justice Fatun Riman said the court had retrained the defendants, who include the entire leadership of the APC, the former deputy governor of the state, who was then caretaker chairman of the party, Abdullahi Gwarzo, their cronies and or agents from parading themselves as leaders and conducting any primary elections.

The counsel to the plaintiff, Usman Fari, expressed his satisfaction with the judge’s order. He said the executives were elected unconstitutionally by yet another unconstitutional caretaker leadership.

The judge, Mr. Riman adjourned the case to October 17 for hearing of the motion.

However, Mr. Doguwa claimed that he was not aware of any court case against his team, saying they did not receive any writ of summons, hence would continue their business as usual.


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  • Baba Messi

    APC huts in the states of the (5)-Rebel govnrs built on a shaky foundation of greed and personal ambition.
    A house built on sand will not stand.
    The APC contraption in these states are collapsing like a pack of poorly stacked cards.
    Those who could interpret the signs of the times took to their heels; Marwa, Shekarau, mention a few.
    People are leaving in droves like flies..before the roof collapses on their heads.
    What pundits called an Implosion is suddenly looking like an explosion!
    Expect the real EXODUS after the APC convention.
    I saw the (5)- Rebellious Govnrs ‘return’ like disgraced prodigal sons in a dream.
    Leaving APC in tatters due to their greed.
    Also saw confusion in the land..people running helter-skelter..Jonathans location uncertain.
    God is watching..

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      I agree with your observations but do not make the mistake of calling them 5 Rebel Governors … Nigerians know them as “5Tourist Governors” with Rotten Amaechi as the “Driver-In-Chief”.

      Have you heard what APC told them at the Buhari Declaration Event ….. here with it:

      “Also addressing the gathering, an APC chieftain, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, queried the rationale for having former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, challenge Buhari for the opposition party’s ticket when they had once hobnobbed with the PDP and had benefited significantly from the misrule of the party.

      He also described Kwakwaso as an Obasanjo boy, who would do everything possible to protect his mentor’s interest if he assumes power to the detriment of the national interest.”