Kingmakers Sue Ganduje Over Kano Emirate Split – Leadership Newspaper


Kingmakers in Kano Emirate have dragged Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to a State High Court challenging his decision to create four new Emirates in the state,our ccorrespondent gathered yesterday.

It would be recalled that Governor Ganduje had on May 8  created four additional emirates with First Class Emirs in the state, a move that was alleged to have been carried out to whittle down the influence of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II.

However, the kingmakers, who are four in number, challenged the governor’s decision, saying Ganduje’s action distorted the history of the emirate.

The kingmakers are: Madakin Kano, Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano, Sarki Ibrahim; Sarkin Dawaki Maituta, Bello Abubakar and; Sarkin Bai, Mukhtar Adnan Dambatta.

According to one of the reliefs they sought, the kingmakers lamented that giving effect to the purported law that brought about the four Emirates has distorted history, especially with regards to the positions they are holding in the emirate.

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Source: Leadership Newspaper