APC national Chairman, Ganduje suspended over dollar bribery allegations

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APC national Chairman, Ganduje suspended over dollar bribery allegations

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Members of the Ganduje Ward in the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State have suspended the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje.

The Executive Council of Ganduje Ward led by Haruna Gwanjo disclosed this during a press briefing in Kano on Monday.

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Gwanjo emphasized that the suspension is coming on the hills of bribery allegations leveled against Ganduje.

Stating the importance of Ganduje clearing his name from the corruption allegations surrounding his long-standing dollar case.

This is a critical step for him to regain trust and credibility. It’s understandable that people want transparency and accountability from their leaders, especially when it comes to such serious allegations. It remains to be seen how Ganduje will address these accusations and what impact it will have on his political career.

In 2017,  Ganduje was captured in a viral video allegedly receiving bundles of dollar notes as a bribe from a man said to be a contractor and stuffing them in the pockets of his agbada.

When the video first surfaced, Ganduje denied its contents and maintained his innocence.

However, it appears that years later, as the administration of Governor Abba Yusuf from the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) took over governance, they decided to revisit the case and their intention to prosecute the former governor.

The Kano High Court would arraign Ganduje on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 on charges bordering on allegations of bribery, diversion, and misappropriation of funds, including the purported acceptance of $413,000 and N1.38bn in bribes.

The Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Dederi, had said Ganduje would be arraigned alongside his wife and six others.

The Yusuf administration, which initiated the criminal suit against the eight respondents, had declared its readiness to present 15 witnesses to testify before Justice Usman Na’aba of State High Court.

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