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Breaking: Court Nullifies Appointment Of New Emirs

A Kano State High court sitting in Ungogo has declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State government as null and void.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State had created four new Emirate Councils with first Class Emirs in Karaye, Gaya, Rano and Bichi a development that brought about heated controversy.

However, Four Kingmakers that have the traditional legal powers to appoint new Emirs, did not received the action of the Governor wholeheartedly, prompting them to take legal action and calling for the nullification of the appointment.

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 the balkanisation of Kano Emirate and installation of new Emirs.

Kano State governor,Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in disobedience to the ruling issued the 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 Hon Rabiu Mmuhammad 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, Barrister. Ibrahim Muktar.

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

It could be recalled that on Tuesday the Kano kingmakers filed another suit against the state government challenging the splitting of the Election into smaller Units.

The four kingmakers are Madakin Kano, District head of Dawakin Tofa, 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, and Alhaji Mukhtar Adnan Dambatta institued their action Tuesday.

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