By Glam & Essence
On Wednesday,a court in Kano declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the government of Gov. Abdullahi
Ganduje of Kano State as null and void.
It ordered a return to status quo ,pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs.
The emirs were installed by the Governor last weekend, following the balkanisation of the century-old emirate by the Kano state government that followed an unusually fast passage of a bill by the Kano State House
Ganduje was accused of carrying out a personal vendetta against the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II in order to whittle down his influence in one of Nigeria’s oldest traditional institutions.
But the governor insisted the future of the state was taken into consideration before Kano Emirate was divided into five smaller units.
Governor Ganduje signed the Kano State Emirs Appointment and Deposition Amendment 2019 into law last Thursday and the Emirs were given their letter of appointment on Friday.
A court order barring the Governor from appointing and installing the 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 the 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. (source:News Digest)