Kano Emirates: Court Dismisses Kingmakers Suit, Recognises New Emirs

Channels Television  
Updated June 15, 2019


A Kano High Court has dismissed an application by four Kano Emirate Kingmakers against the creation of new Emirates and installation of new emirs by the state government.

At the court sitting on Friday, the presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Tijjani Badamosi rejected the application argued by the plaintiffs Counsel, Suraj Saida, SAN.

Justice Badamosi ruled the new Emirs can continue going about their lawful activities as Emir of their Emirates.

The court had on May 10 made 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.

The Kano State government had created four new emirates and upgraded four traditional rulers to the first-class status, making them emirs after Governor Abdullahi Ganduje assented a bill passed by the state Assembly, okaying the new Emirates, into law.

Four kingmakers in Kano Emirate, however, sued the governor, the Speaker of the Kano House of Assembly, the Kano State House of Assembly and the Attorney General of Kano.

The new emirs Tafida Abubakar-Ila, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Ibrahim Abubakar ll, and Aminu Ado-Bayero were joined as defendants in the suit.

The plaintiffs in the suit are Madakin Kano, District head of Dawakintofa, Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano, District head of Wudil, Abdullahi Sarki-Ibrahim; Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta, District head of Gabasawa, Bello Abubakar and Sarkin Ban Kano, District head of Dambatta, Mukhtar Adnan.