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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