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Court halts splitting of Kano Emirate



Court orders Ganduje, others not to take any action against Emir Sanusi

While the Kano state government has gone ahead to appoint four new Emirs, the state High Court has granted an order restraining Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from implementing the breakup of the Kano Emirate.

The court also ordered the Kano government to suspend any move to demarcate the Kano emirate pending the determination of the case filed before it.

Gov. Ganduje on Wednesday signed the Kano Emirs Appointment and Deposition Amendment Bill 2019, into law. As a result, four additional emirates were created, leaving Emir Muhammad Sanusi, in control of just 10 of the 44 local government areas in the state.

READ ALSO: KANO EMIRATE: Ado Bayero’s son, 3 others appointed emirs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the state assembly had kicked against the bill, accusing the All Progressives Congress (APC) majority of disregarding existing parliamentary procedures.

Rabi’u Saleh Gwarzo and Babangida Sulaiman, minority leader and minority chief whip of the state assembly, filed a suit the suit challenging the move.

The additional Emirates were created in Gaya, Rano, Karaye, and Bichi districts of the state.

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