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Kano High Court declares installation of new Emirs in Kano invalid

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By Abdulmumin Murtala

A Kano State High court sitting in Ungogo, in the outskirt of Kano city, has on Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new Emirs by the Kano State government as invalid.

Justice Nasiru Saminu, the presiding Judge ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the Emirs filed by one Rabiu Salihu Gwarzo.

The state high court had on May 10th issued an exparte order restraining Balkanisation of Kano Emirate and installation of new Emirs.

Contrary to the order, Kano State governor, Abdullahi 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 Sale Gwarzo has 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.

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The defendants in the suit include the Governor, Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Clerk of the Assembly, the Commissioner for Justice as well as the government printer.

On Tuesday, Kano kingmakers filled another suit against the governor and state government challenging the balkanization of the Emirate.

The four 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, filed the suit on Tuesday.


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