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Hon. Abdullahi Abbas, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC in Kano state, has warned that he may take legal action against the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Isa Dederi.

This comes after Dederi accused APC leaders of influencing the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and the Justices of the Court of Appeal in order to remove the state Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP.

In a letter sent to Dederi on November 23, Abbas demanded that Dederi withdraw his defamatory statements within 48 hours, or else he would be brought before the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee LPDC.

Abbas specifically referred to Dederi’s false allegations made on national television, where he claimed that the Tribunal’s decision to deliver judgment via zoom was due to interference.

Abbas said not done with the tribunal, the Attorney General also went on to malign justices of the appellate court by saying; “According to information available us there was interference by forces that be. There are people who have interest in this country and can go to any extent to jeopardize things because of their political interest and that was what played out in the judgment”.

He said Dederi later made a voice recording as the Attorney General of Kano State countering the statement issued by the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal in respect of the clerical error in the judgment.

“In the said voice note, you made innuendos suggesting that the Justices of the Court of Appeal were indeed compromised.

“From the above statements, it is clear for any discerning mind to infer that you were suggesting influence on the judges by our party leaders, which you know is far from the truth”, the APC chairman said in the letter copied President of the Nigerian Bar Association NBA and the Kano state chairman of the association.

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