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Kano PDP Crisis: Court Adjourns Judgment

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The Kano Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate legal tussle has suffered another adjournment as at the resumed hearing on Monday, interested parties in the case were informed that the judgment will be delivered via Zoom next Thursday, 22 December 2022.

It was gathered that Alhaji Muhammad Abacha had via Originating Summon approached the court praying it to declare him the winner of the party primary election conducted on 25th May 2022.

Abacha is also praying the court to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), its officers, agents, and privies from further recognizing Hon. Sadik Aminu Wali or any other person apart from the gubernatorial candidate for the PDP in Kano State for the 2023 governorship elections.

He told the court that he scored the total votes cast during the primary election and INEC recognized Sadik Wali as the flag bearer for the party.

Similarly, in another suit instituted by Hon. Jafar Sani Bello challenged both Mohammed Abacha and Sadiq Wali over the alleged ground of qualification in accordance with the provisions of the Nigerian constitution, Electoral Act, and PDP constitution.

Hon. Sani Bello who challenged INEC for recognizing Sadik Wali as the flag for the party urged the court to join him as an interested party in a suit he instituted and Wali was however joined.

Dissatisfied with the court decision, Sadiq Wali approached the court of appeal asking it to nullify the Federal High Court ruling.

The Court of Appeal consequently upheld that the Federal High Court lacks jurisdiction to hear the matter as such Wali should not be joined as a party in the suit.


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