A Kano State High Court, on Tuesday, has nullified the suspension of a former Governor of Kano State and presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party in the 2023 election, Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Premium Politics reported that Kwankwaso, was suspended by his party’s founding National Chairman, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam and National Publicity Secretary, Major Agbo and 16 others for six months on the allegation of hobnobbing with politicians outside the party.
In his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Usman Mallam Na’abba, restrained them from posing as national officers or party leaders while the motion on notice was being heard and decided. He also prohibited the Independent National Electoral Commission from recognising the alleged suspension while the motion on notice was being heard and decided.
Justice Na’abba said, “It is, hereby, ordered as follows: An order of interim injunction is, hereby, granted, restraining the respondents by themselves, their agents, cronies, and whosoever is acting or act through them from parading themselves, issuing press releases or granting interviews as national officers, leaders or members of the applicant (NNPP), pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
“An order of interim injunction is, hereby, granted setting aside the purported suspension of Senator Kwankwaso as a member of the applicant and restrains the Independent National Electoral Commission from recognising the purported suspension pending the hearing and determination of the substantive motion on notice.”