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Kano: APC chair issues 48-hour ultimatum to attorney general, threatens legal action

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, Abdullahi Abbas, has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner…

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, Abdullahi Abbas, has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Isa Dederi, to retract his allegation of bribery against APC leaders in the state or face legal action.

Abbas in a letter dated November 23, 2023, addressed to Dederi, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja, said the state’s top law officer had accused APC leaders of influencing the Kano State governorship election petition tribunal and the justices of the Court of Appeal to sack the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

He said Dederi had gone on national television to “maliciously and falsely allege that the decision of the tribunal to deliver judgement via Zoom was because of interference.”

Abbas said not done, the AG also went on to malign justices of the appellate court by saying; “According to information available to us there was interference by forces that be.”

The letter reads in part, “Since your above statement, I have received countless phone calls and text messages from family, friends, colleagues and associates demanding an explanation from me as to whether it was indeed true that my party influenced the judgement of the court of appeal and the tribunal.

“I also received various threats including an attempt to attack my house in Kano. Your careless words have created so much tension, casting aspersion on my person by demeaning my reputation in society.”

But reacting, Dederi, who told Daily Trust he has not seen any letter from the APC chairman, added “I am not aware, it’s just insinuations. I also heard some people tell me that they saw it on social media but I don’t have anything to say.

“If I can be presented with facts that this is where I said it and what is said, I can clarify or respond.”

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