A Kano State High Court Wednesday declared the appointment and the set up of 4 new emirs by the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, as null and void.
Justice Nasiru Saminu gave the ruling following a suit by the plaintiff, Hon. Sule Gwarzo, towards the Governor and the state authorities, for splitting the emirate.
It ordered a return to establishment pending the hearing of the suit towards the appointment of the emirs.
On Tuesday, kingmakers within the Kano emirate filed an analogous case.
In the suit with quantity Okay/197/2019 filed on Tuesday at a State High Court, Ganduje, the State House of Assembly, Attorney-General of the state and 5 others have been listed because the defendants.
The kingmakers — Yusuf Nabahani (Madakin Kano), Abdullahi Sarki Ibrahim (Makaman Kano), Bello Abubakar (Sarkin Dawaki man Tuta) and Mukhtari Adnan (Sarikin Ban Kano) — have been listed as first, second, third and fourth plaintiffs respectively.
They insisted that Ganduje’s assent to the invoice breaking apart the emirate, was finished in unhealthy religion and the motion was a desecration of centuries-old custom.
“The defendants, in purporting to amend the Emirs (Appointment and Deposition) Law, 1984 have desecrated centuries old and extremely revered traditions and heritage of the people of Kano and have uprooted the Plaintiffs numerous conventional titles with out giving a hearing to the Plaintiffs and their clans or having regards to ancestral historical past by hurriedly enacting the Kano State Emirs legislation, 2019.
“The defendants desecrated the ancestral historical past and all recognized legal guidelines related with or pertaining to Kano Emirate’s customs and custom by: (a) establishing Bichi Emirate comprising of 9 native governments together with Dawakin Tofa and Dambatta, the ancestral houses of the first and 4th plaintiffs. The first plaintiffs have her been underneath any authority of Bichi district.
“(b) Establishing Gaya Emirate comprising 8 local governments including Wudil and Gabasawa, the ancestral homes of the 2nd and 3rd plaintiffs,” the suit learn.
The kingmakers are additionally searching for a declaration that Ganduje lacks the ability underneath the present, “emirs laws of Kano state, 1991 to appoint emirs of Bichi, Rano, Gaya, Karaye or any other person and that the appointments made are unconstitutional, illegal, null and void.”
Recall that Legit Ejesgist reviews that the state now has 5 emirates: Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi. All Emirs would have equal powers and are to be on the identical first-class standing as Sanusi.
The new heads embrace Aminu Ado Bayero, son of late emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, who’s the pioneer emir of the newly established Bichi Emirate.
The Emir of Gaya is Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya; the Emir of Rano is Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila whereas the Emir of Karaye is Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim Abukakar ll.
As it stands, Kano emirate headed by Sanusi has 10 native governments: Kano Municipal, Tarauni, Dala, Nassarawa, Fagge, Gwale, Kumbotso, Ungogo, Dawakin Kudu and Minjibir.
Rano emirate will management Rano, Bunkure, Kibiya, Takai, Sumaila, Kura, Doguwa, Tudun Wada, Kiru, Bebeji.
Gaya emirate has Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu, Wudil, Garko, Warawa, Gezawa, Gabasawa LGAs.
Karaye, Rogo, Gwarzo, Kabo Rimin Gado, Madobi, Garun Malam LGAs can be underneath the Karaye emirate.
Bichi emirate will management Bichi, Bagwai, Shanono, Tsanyawa, Kunchi, Makoda, Danbatta, Dawakin Tofa, Tofa native governments
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