A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday says it would no longer give any ruling the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State.
The court, presided by Hamza Muazu, which made its stance known while ruling on the application on a stay of execution on its earlier judgement against the Kano APC executives loyal to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, said it can no longer make a further pronouncement on the suit since the case is now before the Court of Appeal.
PlatinumPost reports that the Ganduje group filed a stay of execution application in December 2021, following the November 30 judgement of the court which nullified its local government congresses.
it would be recalled that the FCT High Court had fixed 13 January 2022 for the ruling on the stay of the execution but counsel to the Ganduje’s group, Steve Adehi (SAN), informed the judge that since the judgement has been transmitted to the appellate court there was no need for any ruling, prompting the judge to hands off the case.
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Reacting to Thursday court’s ruling, the Kano State APC legal adviser, Barr Abdulai Fagge, said the decision of the court was not unexpected since its two judgments on the suit have been transmitted to the Court of Appeal, with the respondents duly served the notice of appeal as well as brief of arguments, which they confirmed to the court.
Fagge, who was also part of the Kano APC legal team in the suit, said the FCT High Court squarely agreed that it has no jurisdiction to deliver any ruling on the stay of the execution.
Recall that the APC group loyal to Governor Ganduje and a faction of the party led by former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau had conducted parallel congresses on October 18 but the party headquarters endorsed the one conducted by the loyalists of Mr Ganduje.