A Kano State high court on Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by Governor Ganduje Umaru null and void.
The court also ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs filed by one Rabiu Salihu Garwzo, Guardian reports.
Ganduje who installed the new Emirs over the weekend said the new development is “for easier local administration as Kano state moves in a new direction to deliver community-based growth.”
Recall that the governor signed the Kano State Emirs Appointment and Deposition Amendment 2019 last Thursday and the emirs were given their letter of appointment on Friday.
Counsel to the plaintiff, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN) told newsmen that by the pronouncement of the court, Emir Muhammad Sanusi remains the only recognized emir in Kano.