APC Ward Faction in Kano Suspends Party Chairman Abdullahi Ganduje

A faction of Kano APC ward suspends party chairman Abdullahi Ganduje, citing anti-party activities and failure to pay dues. The crisis highlights internal power struggles within the ruling party.

Nasiru Eneji Abdulrasheed
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APC Ward Faction in Kano Suspends Party Chairman Abdullahi Ganduje

APC Ward Faction in Kano Suspends Party Chairman Abdullahi Ganduje

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ganduje Ward, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State, has announced the suspension of the party's National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje.

The faction, led by the ward secretary Ja'afar Ganduje, cited the chairman's alleged anti-party activities during the 2023 elections and failure to pay statutory dues as reasons for the suspension.

The ward's Legal Adviser, Haladu Gwanjo, had previously announced Ganduje's suspension last week, citing alleged corruption and other misconduct. However, the state branch of the APC quickly suspended the ward executives for their roles in the move against the national chairman. The party's ward chairman, Ahmad Ganduje, then declared support for Abdullahi Ganduje, saying the ward officials were satisfied with his leadership style.

In this latest development, the faction claiming to be the legitimate executives of Ganduje Ward has passed a vote of no confidence in the national chairman. "Abdullahi Ganduje has contributed to the division of the party at the ward level, which has brought the party to disrepute," said Ja'afar Ganduje. The group accused the chairman of igniting a conflict of interest that led to the existence of two factional executives in the ward.

The faction threatened to take legal action against the two other groups that have also claimed to be the ward executives. "The other two factions claiming to be party officials from Ganduje ward are impostors orchestrated by Ganduje and other bad elements in the party," the group stated.

Why this matters: The suspension of the APC national chairman by a ward faction in Kano State represents an escalating internal power struggle within the ruling party. The crisis highlights the challenges of maintaining party unity and discipline, especially in the aftermath of contentious elections.

The APC leadership at the state and national levels has not yet officially responded to the latest suspension announced by the Ganduje Ward faction. The ongoing dispute over the legitimate ward executives and the status of Abdullahi Ganduje as the national chairman could have implications for the stability and future direction of the party. As the factions continue to trade accusations, the APC faces the task of resolving the internal conflicts and presenting a united front ahead of future political challenges.

Key Takeaways

  • APC ward faction in Kano suspends party's national chairman Abdullahi Ganduje
  • Faction cites Ganduje's anti-party activities and failure to pay dues as reasons
  • State APC suspends ward executives for a move against the national chairman
  • Faction claims to be legitimate, accuses Ganduje of dividing party at ward level
  • Ongoing dispute over legitimate ward executives and Ganduje's status as chairman