Court delivers judgment today over Kano Emirate tussle

The Federal High Court sitting in Kano will deliver its ruling today, on the suit to determine the legality of the Kano Emirates Council Repeal Law 2024.

Kano State governor, Abba Kyari Yusuf, had used the Kano Emirates Council Repeal Law 2024 to dethrone Aminu Ado Bayero as the  Emir of Kano. He also reversed the creation of four emirates by his predecessor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Yusuf used the repealed law to re-appoint Muhammadu Sanusi II, who was dethroned by Ganduje in 2020, as the 16th Emir of Kano. Ganduje had dethroned Sanusi II as the 14th emir of the state.

But a kingmaker in the former Kano emirate, Aminu Babba Danagundi, the Sarkin Dawaki Babba, challenged the propriety of the law and asked the court, through his counsel, Chikaosolu Ojukwu (SAN), to declare the law null and void.

The judge, Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman, after hearing his motion last Friday, last adjourned to today for ruling on the plea.

The judge will also deliver a ruling on a motion for stay of proceedings filed by A.G. Wakil, counsel for the State Attorney General and Kano State Government, who were joined as respondents in Danagundi’s suit.

Similarly, at the last sitting, Eyitayo Fatogun (SAN), the counsel for the State House of Assembly and its speaker, informed the court that he had filed a notice of appeal at the Court of Appeal, urging the court to stay proceedings.

The judge, however, ruled that there was no evidence that the appeal has been entered and no application for stay has been filed before the court.






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