A Kano State High Court sitting in Ungogo local govt area has declared null and void the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State government.
Recall that 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 have taken legal action and calling for the nullification of the appointment because they were not informed of the governor’s decision.
The presiding Judge Justice Nasiru Saminu, ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the Emirs.
An experte order restraining the balkanisation of Kano Emirate and installation of new Emirs was issued by the State High Court on May 10th 2019.
The Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje issued the appointment letters, and presented Staff of Office to the new Emirs against the subsisting Court Order.
Also, a House of Assembly member representing Gwarzo constituency, Hon Rabiu Mmuhammad Gwarzo had filed a suit challenging the creation of the new Emirates.
The defendants were represented by Kano state Attorney General, Barrister Ibrahim Muktar while The Plaintiff was represented by his Counsel, AB Mahmud SAN.
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.
Recalled that on Tuesday the Kano kingmakers filled another suit against 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 instituted the action on Tuesday.