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Court dismisses Kano kingmakers’ bid to stop dissolution of Kano emirate

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A Kano High Court has dismissed the bid of Kingmakers in the state challenging the dissolution of Kano emirate into four Emirates.

The court on Friday overruled the application argued by the Plaintiffs’ Counsel, Barr. Suraj Saida, SAN, noting that the Emirs can continue going about their lawful activities as Emir of their Emirates.

Recall that the State Assembly had earlier passed the bill to upgrade the four new emirate councils to first-class status.

Displeased with the development, four kingmakers in Kano Emirate had sued Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for creating four new emirates and appointing first-class emirs for them.

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The Plaintiffs in the suit are Madakin Kano, District head of Dawakintofa, Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano, District head of Wudil, Abdullahi Sarki-Ibrahim; Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta, District head of Gabasawa, Bello Abubakar and Sarkin Ban Kano, District head of Dambatta, Mukhtar Adnan.

Joined in the suit are the Speaker of the Kano House of Assembly, the Kano House of Assembly and the Attorney General of Kano State.

The new emirs, Tafida Abubakar-Ila, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Ibrahim Abubakar ll, and Aminu Ado-Bayero were also joined in the suit.

The defendants in the suit were represented by Barr. Ibrahim Muktar who is the immediate past Attorney General of the state.

Presiding Justice Ahmed Tijjani Badamosi then adjourned the matter to June 27th for further mentioning and to ensure accelerated hearing in the suit.

By Babatunde Alao…

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