By Khadijat SAIDU,
The Kebbi state High Court presided over by Justice Sabi’u Bala Shuaibu of Court 5 has struck out suit filed by former State Chairman of All Progressives Congress(APC) Arch. Bala Sani Kangiwa and two others challenging their dissolution as the party’s executive in the state.
In the suit, number KB/HC/23/2021, Arch Bala Sani Kangiwa, Alhaji Aliyu Bature and Alhaji Garba Musa Tunga Marina, are applied for the Court to reinstate them as the legitimate state Executives of the Party.
The respondents in the suit were ; All Progressives Congress as first respondents, Governor Mai Mala Buni as second respondent,Alhaji Abubakar Moh’D Kana , Alhaji Abdullahi Imam Shema as 3rd and 4th respondents while Alhaji Atiku Mai Mai Gwandu and Alhaji Ahmed Musa Jega were 5th and 6th respondents respectively.
The Claimants are challenging that their dissolution was unconstitutionally, arguing that they had consensus agreement where they would be allowed to returns unopposed.
They sought an order of mandatory injunction by the Court to direct APC, Mai Mala Buni, Chairman APC Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and two other defendants to reinstate them as State Chairman, State Financial Secretary and State Treasurer respectively.
In his Judgement, Justice Sabi’u Bala Shuaibu, proclaimed that, the Court uphold the submissions of the Defence Counsels that the Court has no jurisdiction to entertain the application and therefore, struck out the case.
“Because of the nature of the complaint which borders on internal affairs of the political parties, the Supreme Court has made it clear that it is not a matter the Court can entertain as decided in the case of ‘Jegede vs INEC’.
“Therefore, this Court has no jurisdiction to entertain the matter. The case is hereby Struck out”. The Judge Ruled
While reacting to the Judgement, APC Legal Adviser, Barrister Sanusi Samaila Jega described the Judgement as a welcome development, and called on the aggrieved persons to reunite with other party members in the interest of moving the party forward.
Barrister Jega, explained that the party did not applied for any award cost against the Claimants because they are members if the party.
By Khadijat SAIDU,