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Ahmadu Danzago Versus Abdullahi Abbas: Court Fixes Monday to Rule on Preliminary Objection

Justice Liman Abubakar of Federal High Court Sitting in Kano has fixed 23rd May, 2022 for ruling on preliminary objection by Abdullahi Abbas in a fresh legal battle, file by Ahmadu Haruna Danzago, seeking for an interlocutory Injunction to restrained Abdullahi Abbas from parading himself as Kano APC Chairman.

The Leader of the aggrieved faction of the All Progressive Congress APC in Kano, Ahmadu Haruna Danzago approached the court seeking for an interlocutory Injunction against the APC Kano chairman, after the Supreme Court verdict that dismissed their appeal against the leadership of Abdullahi Abbas for lack of merit.

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The Applicant, through his counsel, Barrister Christopher Oshomeghen prayed the court to grant his application on the ground that the State Executives of APC didn’t fulfill the constitutional requirements mandated by the Party before contesting their positions.

The counsel argued that the action of Abdullahi Abbas and his secretary Ibrahim Sarina contravened the provisions and rules guiding the party, for not resigning their positions as Caretaker Committee before contesting the substantive positions, during the state congress held in October, 2021.

In his submission, counsel to Abdullahi Abbas, Barrister M.N Duru, filed a preliminary objection, praying the court to dismiss the suit, stressing that the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the case.

Mr. Duru urged the court to refuse all the prayers by the applicant and uphold the supreme court judgement which affirmed the election of Abdullahi Abbas as APC Chairman in Kano.

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