Kano Gov Yusuf Threatens Judge Who Granted Order to Halt Sanusi’s Reinstatement

Kano Gov Yusuf Threatens Judge Who Granted Order to Halt Sanusi’s Reinstatement

  • Earlier, Justice Mohammed Liman granted an order stopping the Kano state government from enforcing the Kano State Emirate Council Repeal
  • The order also prevented Governor Abba Yusuf from reinstating Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II as the new Emir of Kano
  • In a swift reaction, Governor Yusuf vowed to deal with the judge whom he said was in the United States and also report him to the governor's forum

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

On Friday, May 24, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state vowed to report what he described as the abuse of court orders to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).

Sanusi's reinstatement: Kano gov threatens Nigerian judge based in US
The governor of Kano state, Abba Yusuf, has threatened the judge who wanted to halt Sanusi's reinstatement. Photo credit: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Abba Kabir Yusuf
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As reported by Daily Trust, Yusuf said this while reacting to the court order that restrained Sanusi's reinstatement and five emirs' dethronement in the state.

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Recall that Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman of the Federal High Court, Kano, had granted an ex parte order restraining the Kano state government from reinstating Muhammadu Sanusi II as emir.

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The judge gave the order on Thursday night, May 23, even though he was reportedly in the US.

The order also kicked against the abolishment of four emirates: Bichi, Gaya, Karaye, and Rano.

But speaking shortly after issuing the reinstatement letter to Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II at Africa House, Kano state government house, on Friday, Yusuf said:

“The person that issued the court order was in America but he is ordering us to stop what we are doing. This issue of abuse I must present before the Governor’s Forum so that we can tackle it accordingly.

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“We are agents of following due process, that’s why we did what we did openly before everybody. Those that are meant to maintain that rule of law remains must follow that also.”

New emir of Kano: Sanusi II receives appointment letter

Legit.ng reported that Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II had been turbaned as the Emir of Kano, northwest Nigeria, for a second time.

The coronation of the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor as the 16th emir took place on Friday, May 24, at the Kano state government house.

At the ceremony, Governor Yusuf called on the reinstated emir to use his leadership to unite the emirate and the state as a whole.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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