Kano Court Sacks New Emirs Appointed By Ganduje


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.

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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.

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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.

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