The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the end of its meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2018, dissolved the Kano State Executive Committee of the party with immediate effect.
A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice N S. Umar, had restrained the national and state leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from tampering with the Kano state chapter of the party. Justice Umar in an interim order dated Aug. 28, ordered both the applicants and the respondents to maintain the status quo ante, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
Alhaji Umar Mai Goro Rano and four others dragged the national and Kano state leadership of the PDP before Justice Umar challenging the plans to restructure the party’s executive committee.
The court ordered the respondents and any other person or persons to restrain from interfering or tampering with the tenure of the existing leadership of PDP in Kano state.
PDP however says, ‘a Caretaker Committee has been constituted to pilot the affairs of the state chapter of the party. Details of the Caretaker Committee would be made public in due course. All members of the party in Kano state and across the nation should be guided accordingly’.