Kano: Court Dismisses Suit On Abacha’s PDP Membership


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 A Federal High Court Sitting in Kano has dismissed a case filed by Jafar Sani Bello, challenging Muhammad Sani Abacha’s  membership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Kano who recently got his nomination secured through a court case against Sadiq Wali.

During the conduct of the primaries by the party, two factions emerged with one nominating Muhd Abacha and the other having Sadiq Wali.

In an originating summon, Bello alleged that Abacha didn’t follow the laid down procedure of registering as a party member at local government and ward levels respectively.

But in his judgement delivered via Zoom, Justice Liman disagreed with Jafar Sani Bello, over his submission and upheld that there was a waiver from the national leadership of PDP, stating that the waiver was equally submitted by the respondent to the court and is protected.

Further sited by the presiding Judge, was that the national leaders of the PDP granted waiver to every candidate who indicated his/her interest to register with the party and consequently allowed them to contest in any elections accordingly.

Justice Liman also said that the particular waiver covered Muhammad Abacha to contest in any position of the party.

He also maintained that the court had agreed with the submission that national leaders of PDP screened the respondent.

Accordingly the court, dismissed the case of Jafar Sani Bello and affirmed that Muhammad Sani Abacha is legally a member of PDP as such is in a position to contest for any position of his choice.

2023 Elections: Tinubu Meets Wike’s Camps To Seal Deal

In another report, with less than two months to 2023 general elections five aggrieved governors of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party are set to meet with Bola Ahmed Tinubu seal deal on the 2023 presidency.

Refusing to give detail of the date and venue, a source close to the former Lagos State governor and the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Party (APC), stated that any last-minute change, the meeting is scheduled to be held in any of the European countries this week.

The source, further confirmed that the meeting is meant to cement their agreement on the 2023 presidency with the governors.

He said the G-5 governors, comprising Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) would at the end of the meeting make their preferred presidential candidate known.

The governors, as gathered by vidia.ng are already in the United Kingdom ahead of the meeting.