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Breaking: Court declares appointment of new Emirs by Gov Ganduje null and void

Breaking: Court declares appointment of new Emirs by Gov Ganduje null and void

A Kano State high court today, Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State governor, Dr Umar Ganduje as null and void.

Justice Nasiru Saminu gave the ruling following a suit by the plaintiff, Hon. Sule Gwarzo, against the Governor and the state government, for splitting the emirate.

He ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs.

The four new emirs were installed by the Governor Umaru Ganduje at the weekend following the splitting of the Kano Emirate by the  state government after the passage of a bill by the Kano State House of Assembly.

Gov Ganduje was accused of carrying out a personal vendetta against the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi .

The governor signed the Kano State Emirs Appointment and Deposition Amendment 2019 into last Thursday and the emirs were given their letter of appointment on Friday.

A court order barring the governor from appointing and installing new emirs was issued by a Kano State high court on Friday. But the state government claimed the order came after the persons appointed as emirs had accepted their appointments.

The governor is also facing another suit brought against him and state government by 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.

The Kano House of Assembly, the Attorney General of Kano State and the new emir – Tafida Abubakar-Ila, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Ibrahim Abubakar ll and Aminu Ado-Bayero – were also named as defendants in the suit.

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