Kano emirate king makers lose bid to invalidate four new emirs


The four king makers of the Kano emirate have lost their bid to invalidate new emirates after a Kano High Court on Friday rejected an application filed by the plaintiffs, seeking the court to restrain the four newly installed emirs of Bichi, Karaye, Rano and Gaya from parading themselves as emirs.

The plaintiffs, through their counsel, Barrister Suraj Said, also prayed to the court to stop governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the state from recognising the new emirs and taking further actions on their appointment.

But, in his ruling on the application, the presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Badamasi dismissed the application, arguing that it lacks merit in its entirety, thereby adjourning the matter to June 27th for hearing.

PLATINUM POST recalls that, following the appointment of the four new emirs recently, the plaintiff filed a motion on notice to the state High Court, asking it to stop the Mr Ganduje and the state House of Assembly from recognising the emirs.

The motion also asked the court to restrain the newly appointed emirs from parading themselves as emirs.

But in his ruling, Mr Badamasi ordered that status quo be maintained pending the ruling on the application on June 14th .

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.

However, other defendants include new emirs; Tafida Abubakar-Ila, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Ibrahim Abubakar ll, and Aminu Ado-Bayero and the Attorney General of the state, Ibrahim Mukhtar

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