New Kano Emirates: Court Stops Ganduje From Implementing Law

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano State House of Assembly, the Speaker, Clerk of the Assembly, and the Attorney-General of the state were on Friday ordered by a high court sitting in Kano to stop the implementation of the break-up of Kano Emirate.

An ex parte motion dated May 10, 2019, filed by the plaintiff, Sule Gwarzo, before Justice Nasiru Saminu, sought the court to restrain the respondents from taking any action of creating four additional emirates.

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The court, in an order of interim injunction, directed all parties in this suit to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

Governor Ganduje had on Wednesday signed into law a bill on the creation of four additional emirates, a move that was widely viewed as an attempt to reduce Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II’s influence.