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Kano APC Reverses Ganduje's Suspension

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The state working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano has nullified the suspension of Abdullahi Ganduje, national chairman of the party. They also suspended ward party leaders who earlier suspended Ganduje. The APC executives in Dawakin ward under Tofa LGA of Kano had on Monday suspended Ganduje over the allegations of corruption leveled against him. Abdullahi Abbas, chairman of the APC in Kano, alleged that the ward executives who suspended Ganduje were caught in anti-party activities, adding that they are working with the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). Abbas said the ward executives have now been suspended for six months.

“We have evidence of meetings between the state government officials and those that suspended the national chairman, and the state working committee has agreed to sanction them for six months and they stand suspended,” the chairman told journalists.

He also said a special investigation panel has been set up to verify several allegations agaisnt them.

The former governor of Kano is to be arraigned alongside his wife and son.

Last week, the Kano high court ruled that Ganduje should appear before it on April 17 on charges bordering on bribery, diversion, and misappropriation of public funds.

Ganduje and the others will be arraigned on eight counts, including a $413,000 bribery allegation, diversion, and misappropriation of funds totaling N1.38 billion.

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