Breaking: Kano APC Suspends Ganduje

Ganduje was suspended by members of his ward, the Ganduje Ward in the Dawakin Tofa LGA of Kano State on Monday.
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Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been suspended by the party.

Ganduje was suspended by members of his ward, the Ganduje Ward in the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State on Monday, following accusations of corruption by the state government.

According to the Kano High Court, Ganduje will be charged on April 17, 2024, on counts of bribery, diversion and theft of funds, including the alleged receipt of $413,000 and N1.38 billion in bribes.

Haruna Dederi, Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, confirmed the development, saying Ganduje will be charged with his wife and six others. The accused people named in the summons are Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Hafsat Umar, Abubakar Bawuro, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Ltd, Safari Textiles Ltd, and Lesage General Enterprises.

The Kano State Government, which started a criminal case against the eight respondents, stated that it is prepared to submit 15 witnesses to testify before Justice Usman Na'aba of State High Court No. 4.

Dederi further highlighted the significance of accountability in governance, remarking that “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.

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