Sanusi’s Co-Emirs installed in Kano

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Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero is the new emir of Bichi, one of the newly created emirates in Kano State. He will be installed tomorrow at the Kofar Mata Indoor Sports Hall, amidst reports of a court order stopping the creation of the Emirates.

The Sarkin or district heads of Karaye, Gaya and Rano, are the three other emirs appointed by the government following the enactment of Kano Emirs Appointment and Deposition Amendment Law 2019 by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Alhaji Tafida Abubakar 11 will become the emir of Karaye and Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya, the emir of Gaya.

Dr Ibrahim Abubakar 11 will become the emir of Rano.

All the emirates were excised from the Kano emirate under the kingship of Muhammadu Sanusi 11.

The Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said the new emirs would receive their letters of appointment on Saturday at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium.

Bayero, the new emir of Bichi, was the Wamban Kano, a position given to him by the present emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II.

Bayero then succeeded Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, who was promoted to the rank of Galadima following the death of late Galadiman Kano Tijjani Hashim.

On Friday, a Kano High Court sitting at Ungogo granted an order restraining Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje from taking any action to legitimize the four new emirates he created.

The order followed a suit filed by one Rabi’u Sule-Gwarzo challenging the decision of the governor to create the four additional emirates in the state.

Justice Nasiru Saminu gave an interim injunction directing all parties involved in the suit to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

Justice Saminu, also gave an order directing the state governor and Government Printer to stop the publication and release of the law that created the four new emirates.

Kano State House of Assembly Speaker is the first defendant.

Similarly, the Kano state House of Assembly is second defendant, the Clerk Kano state House of Assembly is the third defendant and Governor of Kano state, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje is the fourth defendant.

The state Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice of the State is the fifth defendant while the Kano state government printer is the sixth defendant.

The presiding Judge had fixed Wednesday, May 15, for hearing of the motion on notice.

NAN reports that the state government plans to present appointment letters to the new emirs on Saturday, May 11, at Kofar Mata Indoor Sports Hall.

*Updated. Venue of installation corrected.


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