A Kano State excessive courtroom Wednesday declared the appointment and the set up of 4 new emirs by the Kano State authorities as null and void.
It ordered a return to establishment pending the listening to of the go well with in opposition to the appointment of the emirs.
The emirs have been put in by the Governor Umaru Ganduje on the weekend following the balkanisation of the century-old emirate by the Kano state authorities that adopted an unusually quick passage of a invoice by the Kano State Home of Meeting.
Ganduje was accused of finishing up a private vendetta in opposition to the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II with the intention to whittle down his affect in one in every of Nigeria’s oldest conventional establishments.
However the governor insisted the way forward for the state was considered earlier than Kano Emirate was divided into 5 smaller models.
“For easier local administration as Kano state moves in a new direction to deliver community-based growth, we have decided to create 4 new Emirates for our great state,” Ganduje stated on Might 10.
Governor Ganduje signed the Kano State Emirs Appointment and Deposition Modification 2019 into final Thursday and the emirs got their letter of appointment on Friday.
A courtroom order barring the governor from appointing and putting in new emirs was issued by a Kano State excessive courtroom on Friday. However the state authorities claimed the order got here after the individuals appointed as emirs had accepted their appointments.
The governor can also be going through one other go well with introduced in opposition to him and state authorities by 4 kingmakers – 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.
The Kano Home of Meeting, the Legal professional Normal of Kano State and the brand new emir – Tafida Abubakar-Ila, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Ibrahim Abubakar ll and Aminu Ado-Bayero – have been additionally named as defendants within the go well with