Kebbi State High Court Dismisses Case seeking return of Former APC chairman, others

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A Kebbi State High Court, on Thursday, struck out the suit filed by the Former state All Progressives Congress (APC), chairman, Alhaji Bala Sani Kangiwa and two others challenging their removal from office.

The former chairman, Sani Kangiwa, as well as former Financial Secretary, Alhaji Aliyu Bature and the former Treasurer, Alhaji Garba Musa Tunga Marina, instituted court action against six dependants.

The dependants are: the Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Maimala Buni, Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad Kana, Alhaji Abdullahi Imam Shema, Alhaji Atiku Mai-Mai, Gwandu, and Alhaji Ahmad Musa Jega.

The plaintiffs described their removal as executive members of the APC as unlawful , illegal, null and of no effect whatsoever, alleging that such action contravened the constitution of the APC and the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

Subsequently, they sought an order of mandatory injunction by the court to direct the APC, His Excellency Mai-Mala Buni and others to reinstate them as state chairman, state financial secretary and state treasurer of the APC, respectively.

In a judgement delivered by Justice Sabi’u Bala, upheld the submissions of the defence counsels that the court has no jurisdiction to entertain the suit and hereby struck it out .

The court held that because of the nature of the complaint which borders on internal affairs of political parties, the supreme court has made it clear that it was not a matter the court can entertain as decided in the case of “Jegede vs INEC”.

Based on the strength of the case, the high court held that it has no jurisdiction to entertain the application.

The Judge, Justice Sabi’u Bala, therefore struck out the case.

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