Court reverse ruling acknowledging Shekarau’s APC faction – Nexus News

Yesterday, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, extended the olive branch to members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state faithful to Senator Ibrahim Shekarau.

This is as the Court of Appeal in Abuja upturned an earlier judgment by Justice Hamza Muazu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) acknowledging the congresses held by the Shekarau faction of the party.

Ganduje, who brought APC chieftains from Kano to the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, said that the motion was to ensure victory for the party in 2023.

He displayed his satisfaction over the appellate court’s ruling, which recognized the ward, local council and state congresses conducted by Abdullahi Abbas as against the one conducted by Haruna Danzago, a Shekarau loyalist.

Chaired by Justice Haruna Tsammani, the three-member panel, in three judgments, emphasized that the High Court acted without jurisdiction in hearing a case about local council and ward congresses held by the APC in Kano.

The court of appeal held that the argument was not a pre-election one, but connected to the internal affairs of the APC, which should be concluded by the party’s leadership.

It permitted the appeal on merit and reserved the judgment given on November 30, 2021 by Justice Hamza Muazu of the FCT High Court.

SECRETARY to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, is hopeful that his party, the APC, will keep in possession the presidential seat after President Muhammadu Buhari.

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During an empowerment scheme in Gombi Local Council of Adamawa State, yesterday, financed by House of Representatives member representing Gombi/Hong, Yusuf Buba, the SGF vowed that Adamawa State would also be retained by APC in the coming general elections.

Represented by Dr. Ismaila Nuhu, the SGF noted that Nigerians would not gamble with the economic opportunities the Buhari government started.

MEANWHILE, some APC members from Daura Local Council of Katsina State have claimed unlawful detention of Alhaji Shehu Audu, its chairmanship candidate, by the police.

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Audu, who was arrested recently for reportedly obtaining money from some youths in Daura to give them jobs, is reportedly detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state’s police headquarters.

The group, at a press briefing on Wednesday, stated that Audu was being punished for a crime he knows nothing about and that the purpose was to ruin his image before the April 11 council elections in the state.

GOVERNOR Aminu Masari of Katsina has approved a new Security Challenge Containment Order into law, ending political thuggery and indiscriminate display of posters and banners in the state.

The ban, which is aimed at checking politicians’ excesses ahead of the April 11 council elections, came few days after state banned volunteer security groups across the state.

A communique issued by the Commissioner for information, Culture and Home Affairs, Abdulkarim Yahaya, cautioned that violators would be dealt with according to the dictates of the law.

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