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APC headquarters has demanded stay of execution on congresses ruling – Kano


THE Court of Appeal has fixed December 16 for hearing of a motion for stay of execution of a high court judgment voiding the outcome of the ward congresses conducted by a faction of the All Progressive Congress, in Kano.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Kano State Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Garba, in Kano, on Tuesday.

Garba said the motion for stay of execution was filed by the APC National Secretariat before the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal.

He disclosed that the party was among other things, contesting the jurisdiction of the lower court to entertain the case in the first place.

According to him, the party is also seeking an interim order restraining the respondents from taking steps to give effect to the order of the High Court, pending the hearing of the appeal by the appellate court on December 16, 2021.

The Commissioner further explained that the APC submitted that the Chairman and the Secretary of the Congress Committees sent to the state, who were joined in the suit, were never contacted, despite the fact that their phone numbers and contact addresses were well captured in the petition.

He also said the duo never met with the said team of lawyers, who were recorded to have represented them in the case, adding that the Court denied them the right to fair hearing.

Garba appealed to party members in the state to remain calm and law-abiding, “as the national headquarters of the party is pursuing the case.”

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