You Must Consult Kingmakers- Court Orders Governor Ganduje


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A Kano State High Court has granted an ex parte motion in its ruling which states that Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano State, cannot take any action under the new Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019 without first consulting the kingmakers.

The Kano kingmakers had filed a motion on notice before the Kano  State High Court, seeking an injunction to restrain Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from inaugurating the state council of chiefs and an injunction of the court halting the establishment of the new emirates created by the governor.

The presiding judge, Ahmed Badamosi have ruled that the governor would have to consult with the kingmakers on any issue until the case is determined.

“That an order of interim injunction, is hereby made restraining the third respondent, from taking away the functions and powers of the applicants under the Kano state emirates council law, 2019, or taking any steps whatsoever under the Law without consultation with the applicants pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice,” the judge ruled.

Ganduje had created four Emirates but were dissolved by the court based on the failure of the State Government to follow due process.

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In response to this Ganduje signed into law a bill seeking the creation of four additional emirates in the state and further appointed Sanusi as the head of the council chiefs comprising of the newly created Emirates.

TheCable gathered that the governor named Sanusi head of the council so as to put him in a difficult situation.

“If Sanusi convenes a meeting of the council of chiefs, that means he has accepted the new emirates. If he rejects the appointment, the governor would pick his replacement. So this is a tough one,” the source said.

The Kingmakers also prayed the court to restrain Sanusi from presiding over the inauguration and the maiden meeting of the Kano  State Council of Chiefs.

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