BREAKING: Court orders return to status quo on appointment of new emirs in Kano – Independent Observers

BREAKING: Court orders return to status quo on appointment of new emirs in Kano

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By Danladi Al-Hassan

A Kano State High Court sitting in Ungogo has ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the news emirs by the state government.

Nasiru Saminu, the Presiding Judge, on Wednesday gave the order.

Another State High Court had on May 10 issued an ex parte order restraining the state government from going ahead with the breaking up of Kano emirate into five and installation of four new emirs.

But Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State, failed to comply with the order, issuing appointment letters, and subsequently presenting staff of office to the new emirs.

Rabiu Gwarzo, a member of the State Assembly, had earlier filed a suit challenging the creation of the new emirates.

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

The kingmakers who took the legal action 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.

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