Kano Ward Exco suspends APC Chairman Ganduje

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Members of the Ganduje Ward in Kano State’s Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area have suspended Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Ganduje Ward Executive Council, led by Haruna Gwanjo, made the announcement during a news event in Kano on Monday.

Gwanjo stated that the former governor must clear his name of corruption allegations related to his long-standing dollar case.

A viral video showed Ganduje allegedly accepting bundles of dollar notes as a bribe from a man claiming to be a contractor and tucking them into the pockets of his flowing gown.

The video, which gained worldwide prominence in 2017, has received intensive investigation.

Ganduje had denied the content of the video when it first surfaced and maintained his innocence but years after, the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP)’s administration of Governor Abba Yusuf revisited the case, vowing the prosecute the ex-governor.

The Kano High Court would arraign Ganduje 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.

The Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Dederi, 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 State High Court.