KANO PDP: Judicial pronouncement settles factional crisis

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Internal crisis rocking Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Kano is laid to rest as a federal high court Kano has struck out suit challenging legality of the party ward congresses in the state.

Two members of the Aminu Wali- led faction Ali Baffa Ali and Aminu sani Wali instituted the action against the PDP seen to be in the firm grip of Kwankwasiyya faction in kano state.

The plaintiff approached the court on june 1st seeking nullification of the ward congresses held on march 17th 2020 for being excluded from contesting the election.

The PDP in its defense argued that the matter is an internal affairs of the party and the plantiffs lacked locus standi to challenge the party in court without exhausing internal party mechanism.

Justice Lewis Allagoa agrees with the submission of party that the action is statutes barred having been filed 85 days after course of action arose and therefore struck out the suit.
The judge also dismissed motion on joinder filed by two other members of the party for lack of merit.

The plaintiff counsel Yusuf Binali declined comment.

While the Aminu Wali faction of the PDP indicated Interest to contest for positions in the forthcoming local councils election in kano. The Kwankwasiyya faction said it will not participate in the election.

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