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UPDATED: Court Sacks Kano Emirs Appointed By Ganduje

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The Kano State High Court has, on Wednesday, nullified the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State governor, Abudullahi Ganduje.

The court ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs file by one Rabiu Salihu Garwzo.

The emirs were installed by the Governor Umaru Ganduje during the weekend.

The Kano State House of Assembly had passed the bill albeit unusually fast.

Governor Ganduje immediately signed the Kano State Emirs Appointment and Deposition Amendment 2019 into law Thursday.

The next day, the emirs all received their letter of appointment.

A court order same day barred the governor from appointing and installing the new emirs but was ignored.

The Governor said he took into consideration the future of the state before dividing the Kano Emirate into five smaller units.

He said the move is to ensure “easier local administration as Kano state moves in a new direction to deliver community-based growth”.

Ganduje was accused of carrying out a personal vendetta against the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II who reportedly did not support his administration during the 2019 governorship election.

Speculations are rife that he made the move to whittle down Sanusi’s influence in Kano.

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