The Supreme Court has upheld the leadership of the Abdullahi Ganduje party led by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state.
The Court, in a judgment headed by Justice Inyang Okoro on Friday ruled that the appeal against the previous decisions of the Abuja Court of Appeals was unfounded and dismissed.
The petitions followed two decisions of the FCT High Court which upheld ward and local government congresses won by the faction loyal to Senators Ibrahim Shekarau and Jibril Barau (Kano North) and numbering 17,908 and 1,319 members, respectively.
The APC faction loyal to the former governor of Kano State Shekarau had been at loggerheads with Ganduje’s party.
While Ganduje’s party produced Abdullahi Abbas as national chairman, the Shekarau camp elected Haruna Danzago for the same position.
The Court of Appeal in February dismissed three appeals filed in connection with the misappropriated summons in Abuja.
It issued a ruling in favor of Ganduje’s party and said the lower court had no jurisdiction as only the leadership of a political party could resolve disputes arising from its internal affairs, in accordance with its constitution.
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court voided the congresses following a challenge in the suit filed by a group led by Shekarau.