Emirate Tussle: Kano Govt Takes Decision As Court Sacks Sanusi, Quashes Bayero’s Dethronement

Emirate Tussle: Kano Govt Takes Decision As Court Sacks Sanusi, Quashes Bayero’s Dethronement

  • The Kano state government has vowed to appeal the court's ruling that quashed Muhammadu Sanusi II's reappointment as the 16th Emir of Kano
  • A Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday, June 20, delivered its judgement on the validity of the Kano Emirate Council Repeal Law 2024
  • The Kano Assembly repealed the law, after which Governor Yusuf dethroned Aminu Ado Bayero and sacked the emirs appointed by his predecessor, Abdullahi Ganduje

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

A Federal High Court in Kano nullified Muhammad Sanusi II's reinstatement as the 16th Emir of Kano on Thursday, June 20, barely a month after the Kano state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, restored him to the throne.

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Kano Emirate tussle worsens
Muhammadu Sanusi II, the dethroned Emir of Kano and Aminu Ado Bayero, the new Emir of Kano. Photo credit: @Adam_L_Sanusi, @cbngov_akin1
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Legit.ng reported that the court also nullified all the actions taken after Sanusi II's controversial reinstatement.

The court, presided by Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman, said the abolishment of the five emirate councils by the state assembly was an injustice.

Meanwhile, the court did not invalidate the law but noted that the governor disobeyed a court injunction by deposing Emir Aminu Ado Bayero and reinstalling Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 16th Emir of the Kano Emirate.

Sanusi's sack: Kano govt heads to appeal court

However, in a swift move, the Kano state government has vowed to appeal the judgment, The Punch reported on Friday, June 21.

The commissioner for information, Baba Dantiye, confirmed that the government would appeal the judgment.

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“Yes, it’s going to be appealed,” he said in a text message sent to The Punch while responding to a question.

Governor Yusuf moves to demolish Bayero's palace

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Kano royal tussle between Muhammadu Sanusi II and deposed Aminu Ado Bayero had taken a new turn as Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf allegedly mobilised to demolish the latter's palace.

The trending video of alleged mobilised bulldozers and excavators heading to the mini-palace in Nasarawa generated reactions from Nigerians.

Governor Yusuf's order to demolish the mini palace came hours after the federal high court in Kano declared the deposition of Bayero as null and void.

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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.