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JUST IN: APC suspends national chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ganduje ward in Dawakin Tofa Local Government, Kano State has suspended the party’s National chairman Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje with immediate effect.

The party legal adviser at Ganduje ward Haladu Gwanjo announced the suspension of the National Chairman at a news conference in Kano, on Monday.

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Gwanjo said the decision to suspend Dr Ganduje from the party was due to the bribery and misappropriation of funds against him by the Kano state Government.

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Executives of APC in Ganduje’s ward of Dawakin Tofa Local Government of Kano State addressing journalists

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According to him, the members decided to suspend the national chairman’s membership after a vote of no confidence was passed on him due to his inability to clear his name from various allegations of corruption against him, which range from the circulated dollar videos where he was allegedly collecting bribe from contractors

He said the suspension takes effect from today 15 April.

It could be recalled that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf had set up two panels to probe corruption and political violence between 2015 and 2023 when Ganduje governed the state.

Subsequently, a Kano High Court fixed April 17, 2024, for the arraignment of Ganduje, his wife, and six others.

They are to be arraigned on eight-count charges concerning dollar bribery allegation, diversion and misappropriation of funds that include alleged $413,000 and N1.38bn bribery, among others.

In the summon sighted by SOLACEBASE, other respondents in the suit are Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Hafsat Umar, Abubakar Bawuro, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Ltd, Safari Textiles Ltd and Lesage General Enterprises.

Kano State Government in the criminal suit filed against the 8 respondents said it has assembled 15 witnesses to appear before the Court.

The matter is fixed for 17th April 2024 is before Justice Usman Na’aba of State High Court number four.


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