Attorney General reacts to alleged court order stopping creation of additional Kano emirates

Attorney General reacts to alleged court order stopping creation of additional Kano emirates

- The attorney general of Kano state has denied that a court asked that the creation of new emirates be stopped

- According to Mukhtar, the court only asked that status quo be maintained

- Mukhtar said the development has taken place before the order was given

Barr Ibrahim Mukhtar who is the attorney general of Kano state has denied claim that a court declared the creation of additional emirates in Kano as null and void.

Vanguard reports that the attorney general instead claimed the court “only said it has adjourned the matter to 21st of June and the status quo anti should be maintained pending the hearing of the substantive suit in the matter.”

Mukhtar said the order came after the action being challenged by the plaintiffs has already been taken.

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He said: “The claim that a Kano State High Court of Justice has nullified the appointments of new Emirs in Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye, there is no such order, there is no such decision. Is false and it is wrong for anybody to say that.

“We told the court that all that they are claiming to stop has been completed. That is the passage of the law, the law has been passed, Emirs were appointed and staff of office was given to respective Emirs and they have assumed their respective offices in their various Emirates. So that is what we told the court. These claims, the prayers of the plaintiffs, Kano state government has competed for everything before service of the court order. We cannot rely on social media for such information.

“You have to be served as a party and we have not been served. The office of the governor of Kano state was served yesterday (Tuesday), my own office as, Attorney General, was served on Monday and we told the court that we need time to prepare our response to their applications. The matter was adjourned to the 21st of June for hearing.

“How then can one decide a matter before taking evidence? Judgment can only come after evidence, after argument of various counsels. We have not even filed our responses and we have only received our service of the court order yesterday and we need time in accordance with the rules of the court.

“By the rules of the court motions are entitled to 7 days and substantive applications are entitled to 21 days. The court applied the law and adjourned the matter to 21st of June.”

Meanwhile, the new Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Wednesday, May 15, explained why he accepted the appointment to become an emir.

While speaking with newsmen at a press conference, Bayero said he accepted to become the traditional ruler of Bichi because time changes things.

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The new emir said that from 1963 when his late father became the emir of Kano till now, a whole lot of changes have happened and would time will continue to change.

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