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Kano APC upholds Jibrin’s suspension as court set to rule on his election

Kano APC upholds Jibrin’s suspension as court set to rule on his election
September 05
00:27 2019

The Kano state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the suspension of Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru federal constituency in the house of representatives.

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The Bebeji local government chapter of the party had earlier slammed a one-year suspension on the lawmaker over alleged anti-party activities.

Suleiman Gwarmai, chairman of the APC in Bebeji, had said the decision to suspend the lawmaker was arrived at following a recommendation by a seven-man committee which was constituted after the party received a petition against the lawmaker.

The state chapter had also set up a committee to look into the allegations levelled against Jibrin.

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But on Wednesday, Ibrahim Sarina, state secretary of the ruling party, said after studying the report submitted to it, the committee had upheld the suspension.

This was conveyed in a letter dated September 4, a copy of which was seen by TheCable.

The development comes on the eve of a court judgement on the election in the constituency.

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Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Jibrin winner of the election, his rivals challenged his victory in the court.

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