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Kano: Court declares installation of new emirs illegal

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Kano: Court declares installation of new emirs illegal
Ganduje installs emirs

The four new emirs appointed and installed by Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, have been declared illegal.

The verdict was given on Wednesday by a Kano State High Court sitting in Ungogo.

It would be recalled that the installation of the new emir was carried out by the governor despite an interim injunction stopping him.

A member of Kano State House of Assembly, Rabiu Gwarzo, had filed a suit challenging the creation of the new emirates and got an injunction to stop it.

The governor however said as at the time he was installing the new emirs, he was yet to receive the injunction.

Those presented the letters were Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as Emir of Bichi, Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar II, Emir of Karaye; Alhaji Tafida Abubakar, Emir of Rano, and Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir as Emir of  Gaya.

But in a fresh development, a suit was filed on Tuesday by Kano kingmakers challenging the action of the governor.

The kingmakers who went to court are Madakin Kano, district head of Dawakintofa; Yusuf Nabahani, district head of Wudil; Abdullahi Sarki-Ibrahim, district head of Gabasawa; and Bello Abubakar, district head of Dambatta, Mukhtar Adnan.

In its ruling, the court, presided over by Nasiru Saminu ordered a return to status quo pending the determination of the suit against the governor’s action.

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