APC Leadership in Kano Petitions NJC Over Ex-Parte Order on Chairman’s Suspension

APC Leadership in Kano Petitions NJC Over Ex-Parte Order on Chairman's Suspension
APC Leadership in Kano Petitions NJC Over Ex-Parte Order on Chairman’s Suspension

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ganduje Ward of Kano State has formally lodged a petition with the National Judicial Council (NJC) regarding an ex-parte order issued by Usman Na’Abba of the Kano State High Court. This order upheld the suspension of Umar Ganduje, the National Chairman of the APC, from the party.

The petition, signed by 27 members of the ward executive and dated April 17, raises concerns about the legality and procedural fairness of the ex-parte order. Notable signatories to the petition include the Chairman, Ahmad Ganduje, Vice Chairman, Auwalu Roba, and Secretary, Usaini Jibrin.

According to the petition, the ward leadership is urging the NJC to conduct a comprehensive review of the circumstances surrounding the issuance of the order by Mr. Na’Abba. They are calling for an examination of whether judicial guidelines and constitutional provisions were adhered to, particularly regarding the non-interference in political party affairs.

Furthermore, the petition requests the NJC to assess potential disciplinary measures should it find that Justice Usman Mallam Na’Abba exceeded his jurisdiction or displayed conduct unbecoming of a judicial officer.

The suspension of Umar Ganduje from the APC stems from allegations of corruption leveled against him by the Kano State Government. This led to an ex-parte motion filed by Ibrahim Sa’ad on behalf of two executive members of the party in Ganduje ward, resulting in the court order restraining Ganduje from party activities.

In response to the suspension, the State Working Committee of the APC swiftly sanctioned the Ganduje ward executives for six months for what they termed “anti-party activities.”

Umar Ganduje, a former governor of Kano State, faced controversy in the past when a video purportedly showing him receiving bundles of dollars from a contractor went viral. Despite this, he rose to become the chairman of the APC with the backing of President Bola Tinubu.

The petition by the Ganduje ward executives is grounded on the principle that judicial intervention in a political party’s internal affairs should only occur after exhausting the party’s internal dispute resolution mechanisms outlined in its constitution. They argue that the APC constitution provides specific procedures for handling disputes and disciplinary actions within the party.

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