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Muhuyi Magaji gets fresh appointment with Kwankwasiyya

The New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, has announced the Kano state Presidential/Gubernatorial Campaign Management Directorate (CMD) for the 2023 general elections.

SOLACEBASE reports that NNPP presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who is also the leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement is seen as arrow head of the party.

Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the NNPP Gubernatorial Campaign Council Spokesperson stated this in a verified Facebook post, on Thursday

The post, which contains about 106 persons listed in various positions, places Barrister Muhuyi Magaji, the suspended chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission at No. 49, with the position of Director, Intelligence and Strategy.

The post read “I am again pleased to release the Kano State NNPP Presidential/Gubernatorial Campaign Management Directorate (CMD) for the 2023 general elections.

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According to the post, this arm is saddled with the responsibility of daily operations of all campaign activities for all candidates of the NNPP in Kano State.”

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Muhuyi at loggerheads with Kano Government

SOLACEBASE gathered that Muhuyi Magaji logger heads began early June, 2021 when he beamed his searchlight into contracts allegedly awarded to companies linked to governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s family.

He was subsequently suspended by the Kano House of Assembly over complaints by the Accountant General of the state over allegation of rejecting an accountant posted to the commission.

The Suspended Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaint and anti-corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado filed an application before the National Industrial Court, Abuja, challenging his removal by the Ganduje administration in Kano in January 2022.

In the suit filed by Magaji, he prayed the court to determine whether having regards to Sections 8,15(i),(g), & (h), Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission law 2008 (As Amended), 36(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the 1st Defendant can cause the 3rd Defendant to determine the petition of the 4th Defendant by suspending the Claimant from his statutory position of the Executive Chairman Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission without having recourse to the Claimant’s right to fair hearing.

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Barrister Muhuyi Magaji through his counsels, led by Muhammad Ibrahim Tola also asked the National Industrial court to determine “Whether by virtue of Sections 4(a), 5, & 6 of the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law 2008 (As Amended), the 5th Defendant has a legal restitute and right to continue parading himself as the acting Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission after the expiration of 1 month suspension of the Claimant by the 1st defendant.

“Whether the 1st Defendant can suspend the Claimant indefinitely and without the payment of his entitlement as the Chairman of Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission.

“Whether the involvement of the 6th Defendant into the purely administrative issue through targeted investigations does not amount to the abuse of office and enforcing double jeopardy on the Claimant.”

He asked the court to make a declaration “that the 3rd Defendant has no right to determine the 4th Defendant’s petition by causing the suspension of the Claimant without first having heard from the Claimant by according him the opportunity of defending himself.

“A declaration that the purported suspension of the Claimant as a result of the 3rd and 4th Defendants’ actions is malicious, ultra vires, null and void, thereby infringing on the Claimant’s fundamental right of fair hearing.

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“A declaration that the 5th Defendant parading himself as an acting Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission is illegal, ultra vires and unlawful.

“A declaration that the Claimant is the substantive Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission and therefore entitled to all the benefits of his office.

“A declaration that the 6th Defendant has no business in this matter which is within the exclusive competence of this court to decide.”

The House later recommended his dismissal, immediate arrest and prosecution over alleged forgery. However, the case and many others are presently ongoing at various courts.


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