Court prohibits IGP from inviting detaining ward officers in Ganduje suspension

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An ex parte order prohibiting the invitation, arrest, or harassment of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward officers at Ganduje Ward in the Dawakin-Tofa local government area has been issued by an ex parte order of the Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Yusuf Ubale Muhammad. The order applies to the IGP, the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Zone 1 Kano, and the Commissioner of Police, Kano.

The Ganduje Ward officers had suspended Abdullahi Ganduje, the national chairman of the APC, but the party’s state working committee later reversed the decision.

The ward officers allegedly went on a hunt for the security operatives after they filed a lawsuit to have Ganduje’s suspension upheld in court.

The exparte order was granted on May 2, 2024, by Justice Yusuf Ubale Muhammad. It stated that the APC National Working Committee (NWC), Kano State Working Committee, and Ganduje were restrained from using security operatives to arrest or detain the ward executives pending the hearing and deterrence of the motion on notice.

The factional ward officers Jafar Adamu, Haladu Gwanjo, Laminu Sani Barguma, and ten others, represented by Shamsu Ubale Jibrin Esq., moved the experts to defend their constitutionally protected human rights.

The individuals involved in the case, including Jafar Adamu, Haladu Gwanjo, and Laminu Sani Barguma, have taken an oath to challenge several individuals and organizations, including the IGP, AIG Zone 1 Kano, Commissioner of Police Kano, APC, APC NWC, Kano APC State Council, and Ganduje himself.

In addition, the court mandated that all parties involved in this lawsuit must be served with the interim order for the motion on notice and any other relevant proceedings on or before the next postponed date. The date set for the hearing of the motion on notice is June 5, 2024.

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