Just in: APC Suspends National Chairman Abdullahi Ganduje from the Party

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje has faced suspension from the party by members of his ward in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State on Monday.

This action followed allegations of corruption leveled against him by the state government.

The Kano High Court announced that Ganduje, along with his wife and six others, would be arraigned on April 17, 2024, on charges related to bribery, diversion, and misappropriation of funds, including allegations of accepting $413,000 and N1.38 billion in bribes.

Haruna Dederi, the Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, confirmed the development, stating that the accused individuals would face trial before Justice Usman Na’aba of State High Court number four.

The Kano State Government, as the plaintiff, declared its preparedness to present 15 witnesses during the proceedings.

“It is very true. We have filed the case and it’s going to hold on the 17th of April, 2024. What I cannot confirm is whether he is served or not, but he will definitely be served,” he said.

Dederi further highlighted the significance of accountability in governance, remarking, “What he (Ganduje) doesn’t understand is that you cannot run away from the evil day, it will definitely come to you, and this will even serve as a deterrence to all of us that are also in government now.”

The commissioner also addressed the jurisdictional aspect of the case, asserting, “He was saying that we can’t prosecute him, forgetting that the offence also falls under the category of the state offences,” he said. “It’s not totally a federal affair and we have even appealed to Justice Liman ruling on that.”

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