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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Court Declares Gov. Ganduje's Appointment Of New Emirs Invalid

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The installation of four new emirs by governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has been declared null and void by a Kano state high court sitting in Ungogo.

Justice Nasiru Saminu, the presiding Judge ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs.

The State High Court had on May 10th issued an exparte order restraining balkanization of Kano Emirate and installation of new Emirs.

Contrary, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, issued appointment letters and presented Staff of Office to the new emirs against the subsisting court order.

Similarly, a House of Assembly member, representing Gwarzo constituency Rabiu Muhammad Gwarzo had filed a suit challenging the creation of the new Emirates.

The Plaintiff was represented by his Counsel, AB Mahmud SAN, while the defendants were represented by Kano State Attorney General, Barr. Ibrahim Muktar.

The defendants in the suit include the Governor, Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Clerk of the Assembly, the Commissioner for Justice and Government Printer.

Just yesterday,  Kano kingmakers filed another suit against the governor and state government challenging the balkanization of the emirate.

The four kingmakers are Madakin Kano, District head of Dawakintofa, Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano, District head of Wudil, Abdullahi Sarki-Ibrahim; Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta, District head of Gabasawa, Bello Abubakar and Sarkin Ban Kano, District head of Dambatta, Mukhtar Adnan was filed on Tuesday.

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