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BREAKING: Kano ward exco suspends APC chair, Ganduje 

Abdullahi Ganduje, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been suspended by his ward exco in the Ganduje Ward in Kano State. 

Abdullahi_Ganduje. Photo Credit: The Telegraph Nigeria
Abdullahi_Ganduje. Photo Credit: The Telegraph Nigeria

Kano, Nigeria

Abdullahi Ganduje, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been suspended by his ward exco in the Ganduje Ward in Kano State. 

The executive council of Ganduje Ward in the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state led by Haruna Gwanjo disclosed this during a press briefing in Kano on Monday. 

Channels TV reports that Gwanjo said Ganduje has to clear his name of corruption allegations regarding his long-standing dollar case by the state government.

Recall that a viral video in 2017 had captured the former governor allegedly receiving bundles of dollar notes as a bribe from a man said to be a contractor and stuffing them in the pockets of his flowing gown.

Ganduje at different fora had denied the content of the video when it first surfaced, saying he was innocent about the whole event.

After Ganduje left office, the administration of Governor Abba Yusuf revisited the case, vowing the prosecute the national chairman of the APC.

The former governor would be arraigned by the Kano High Court on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, on charges bordering on allegations of bribery, diversion, and misappropriation of funds, including the purported acceptance of $413,000 and N1.38bn in bribes while in office.

Haruna Dederi, the state attorney general and commissioner for justice, had said Ganduje would be arraigned alongside his wife and six others.

The Yusuf administration, which initiated the criminal suit against the eight respondents, had declared its readiness to present 15 witnesses to testify before Justice Usman Na’aba of the State High Court.

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