- Kano high court has dismissed kingmakers' quest to stop new emirs
- Justice Ahmed Tijani Gbadamasi ruled against the application filed by Kano kingmakers
- Kingmakers in Kano Emirate had sued Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for creating four new emirates
A Kano state high court has overruled an application to stop new first class emirs from carrying out the duties of their offices in the state.
The Guardian reports that Justice Ahmed Tijani Gbadamasi on Friday, June 14, ruled against the application filed by Kano kingmakers.
The court had earlier granted the order of the applicants directing the Kano state government, speaker house of assembly and six other defendants to maintain status quo until the determination of the substantive suit.
Kano state government inaugurated the new emirate councils with first-class status following the passage and assent of appointment and deposition of emirate council law 2019, by the state house of assembly.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had signed a bill into law on Wednesday, May 8, which created additional first class emirates. the move has been perceived as an attempt by Governor Ganduje to reduce the power of Emir Lamido Sanusi and curb his influence.
Four kingmakers in Kano Emirate sued the governor for creating four new emirates and appointing first-class emirs for them. The kingmakers sought nine orders to set aside the newly amended Kano State emirs appointment and deposition amendment law 2019. They also want to set aside the creation of the new emirates in Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi.
In May, a Kano state high court granted an order restraining Governor Ganduje and seven others from creating new emirates and appointing emirs for them.
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