APC Court Ruling: Governor Ganduje Extends Invites Shekarau Faction

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has extended an invitation to the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau-led faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Ganduje, while responding to the judgment after a thank you visit to the APC national secretariat in Abuja, called on the Shekarau-led faction to give peace a chance. He also confirmed that the APC national secretariat had given Abdullahi Abbas a certificate of return as the authentic state chairman.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja dismissed the judgment of a lower court which upheld the parallel congresses of APC conducted by the ‘G-7’ faction of the party led by Shekarau.

It also insisted that the Federal High Court, FCT division lacks the jurisdiction to sit on the APC ward and local government council congresses which recognised Haruna Ahmadu Danzago as party chairman.

The court also held that the case was not a pre-election issue but an internal party tussle, therefore, it should be decided by the party’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.

Ganduje appealed to the defeated faction to join hands with him in building the party.