Ganduje: Court affirms Kano governor’s power to dethrone Emirs

Ganduje: Court affirms Kano governor’s power to dethrone Emirs

- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has been told he is capable of dethroning emirs in Kano state

- This follows the dismissal of an application to prevent Ganduje from interfering in the functions of kingmakers by a state high court

- The verdict was delivered on Tuesday, December 17, by Justice A. T. Badamasi

A Kano state high court on Tuesday, December 17, upheld the power of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to dethrone emirs in the state.

Delivering the verdict, the presiding judge, Justice A. T. Badamasi dismissed the extension on the interim order to prevent Ganduje from interfering with the powers of the state's emirate kingmakers.

The prayer for the court to extend the order was made by the lawyer of the kingmakers, The Nation reports.

Meanwhile, reported that a suit seeking the investigation of Ganduje over allegations that he received bribe as portrayed in a series of videos, has been dismissed by a Federal High Court sitting in Kano.

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The court delivered the judgement on Monday, December 16, throwing out the suit brought by Audu Bulama-Bukarti, a lawyer based in the state.

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Bulama-Bukarti had wanted the court to order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to provide the report of its forensic investigation into the allegations against the governor.

In the ruling, the court explained that the Freedom of Information (FOI) act 2011 stipulates that such details requested must be public records.

The court said it was moved to throw out the case because the evidence before it does not prove that the EFCC has any record of a forensic investigation into the alleged bribery video. had reported how Bulama-Bukarti had demanded the certified true copies of the videos showing Ganduje allegedly receiving a bribe.

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