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Kano: Court nullifies appointment of new emirs, orders return to status quo

A state high court sitting in Ungogo, Kano state, has reversed the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, declaring it as illegal.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje with Alhaji Aminu Bayero the son of the late Emir of Kano, Adobayero- one of the new emirs – during the occasion to appreciate the governor for installing the new emirs in Kano State on Saturday

The presiding judge, Nasiru Saminu, on Wednesday, ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the news emirs.

Recall that the state high court had on May 10 issued an ex parte order restraining Balkanisation of Kano emirate and installation of new emirs.

Ganduje however, failed to comply with the order, issuing appointment letters, and subsequently presenting staff of office to the new emirs.

Also read: Kano Emirate broken into 5 as Ganduje signs bill into law

A member of the state assembly, Rabiu Gwarzo, had earlier filed a suit challenging the creation of the new Emirates.

Reports have it that on Tuesday, Kano kingmakers filed another suit against the governor, challenging the balkanization of the emirate.

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