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A Kano State High Court Wednesday declared the appointment and the
installation of four new emirs by the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi
Ganduje, as null and void.

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Justice Nasiru Saminu gave the ruling
following a suit by the plaintiff, Hon. Sule Gwarzo, against the
Governor and the state government, for splitting the emirate.

It ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs.

On Tuesday, kingmakers in the Kano emirate filed a similar case.

In
the suit with number K/197/2019 filed on Tuesday at a State High Court,
Ganduje, the State House of Assembly, Attorney-General of the state and
five others were listed as the defendants.

The kingmakers —
Yusuf Nabahani (Madakin Kano), Abdullahi Sarki Ibrahim (Makaman Kano),
Bello Abubakar (Sarkin Dawaki man Tuta) and Mukhtari Adnan (Sarikin Ban
Kano) — were listed as first, second, third and fourth plaintiffs
respectively.

They insisted that Ganduje’s assent to the bill
breaking up the emirate, was done in bad faith and the action was a
desecration of centuries-old tradition.

“The defendants, in
purporting to amend the Emirs (Appointment and Deposition) Law, 1984
have desecrated centuries old and highly revered traditions and heritage
of the people of Kano and have uprooted the Plaintiffs various
traditional titles without giving a hearing to the Plaintiffs and their
clans or having regards to ancestral history by hurriedly enacting the
Kano State Emirs law, 2019.

“The defendants desecrated the
ancestral history and all known laws connected with or pertaining to
Kano Emirate’s customs and tradition by: (a) establishing Bichi Emirate
comprising of 9 local governments including Dawakin Tofa and Dambatta,
the ancestral homes of the 1st and 4th plaintiffs. The first plaintiffs
have her been under any authority of Bichi district.

“(b)
Establishing Gaya Emirate comprising 8 local governments including Wudil
and Gabasawa, the ancestral homes of the 2nd and 3rd plaintiffs,” the
suit read.

The kingmakers are also seeking a declaration that
Ganduje lacks the power under the existing, “emirs laws of Kano state,
1991 to appoint emirs of Bichi, Rano, Gaya, Karaye or any other person
and that the appointments made are unconstitutional, illegal, null and
void.”

DAILY POST reports that the state now has five emirates:
Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi. All Emirs would have equal powers
and are to be on the same first-class status as Sanusi.

The new
heads include Aminu Ado Bayero, son of late emir of Kano, Ado Bayero,
who is the pioneer emir of the newly established Bichi Emirate.

The
Emir of Gaya is Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya; the Emir of Rano is
Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila while the Emir of Karaye is Dr. Alhaji
Ibrahim Abukakar ll.

As it stands, Kano emirate headed by Sanusi
has 10 local governments: Kano Municipal, Tarauni, Dala, Nassarawa,
Fagge, Gwale, Kumbotso, Ungogo, Dawakin Kudu and Minjibir.

Rano emirate will control Rano, Bunkure, Kibiya, Takai, Sumaila, Kura, Doguwa, Tudun Wada, Kiru, Bebeji.

Gaya emirate has Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu, Wudil, Garko, Warawa, Gezawa, Gabasawa LGAs.

Karaye, Rogo, Gwarzo, Kabo Rimin Gado, Madobi, Garun Malam LGAs will be under the Karaye emirate.

Bichi emirate will control Bichi, Bagwai, Shanono, Tsanyawa, Kunchi, Makoda, Danbatta, Dawakin Tofa, Tofa local governments.

Source:- Dailypostng

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