Court Stops Ganduje From Constituting Council Of Chiefs

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A Kano High Court, presided over by Justice Ahmed T. Badamosi, has stopped Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from constituting the Kano State Council of Chiefs and appointment of members.

The governor appointed Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, as Chairman of the Council of Chiefs.

With the law, the chairmanship of Council of Chiefs is rotational for two years among the five first-class Emirs.

The plaintiffs in the suit, who are also Kano Emirate kingmakers, are: Yusuf Nabahani (Madakin Kano), Abdullahi Sarki Ibrahim (Makama Kano), Bello Abubakar (Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta) and Muktar Adnan (Sarkin Ban Kano).

The defendants are: Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly (first respondent), Kano State House of Assembly (second respondent), Governor Ganduje (third respondent), Attorney General of Kano State (fourth respondent), Tafida Abubakar Ila (fifth respondent), Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya (sixth respondent), Ibrahim Abubakar (seventh respondent) and Aminu Ado Bayero (eight respondent).

The presiding judge granted an order of interim injunction restraining Ganduje from taking away the functions and powers of the applicants under the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019.

The order was granted upon hearing Suraj Sa’eda (SAN) in a motion ex parte, dated December 9, 2019, attached to the court processes as well as exhibits. Justice Badamosi adjourned till December 17, 2019, for hearing of the motion on notice.


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