Despite Federal High Court Order, Kano Gov Installs Sanusi as Emir of Kano

 

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State on Friday affirmed Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the 16th Emir of Kano.

Governor Yusuf  presented a letter of appointment to Sanusi amidst a Fedral High Court order restraining him from doing so.

Earlier, a Federal High Court sitting in Kano had granted an Ex-parte Order restraining Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from being reinstated as the Emir of Kano.

The order originated from a suit filed by the Sarkin Dawaki Babba, Aminu Babba-Dan’Agund, a high ranking Kano chief.

The court also granted leave to the Plaintiff/Applicant to issue and serve the Concurrent Originating Motion as well as all other court processes on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in Abuja.

Part of the order reads:

“That parties are hereby ordered to maintain status quo ante the passage the
and assent of the bill into pending hearing of the Fundamental Rights application

“That In view of the Constitutional and Jurisdictional Issues apparent on the
face of the application, parties shall address the Court on same at the hearing of the
Fundamental Rights application which is fixed for the 3rd of June, 2024

“That in order to maintain the peace and security of the state, an Interim Injunction of this Honourable Court is granted restraining the Respondents from enforcing, executing, implementing and operationalizing the Kano State Emirate Law Council (Repeal) Law.

“That parties are hereby ordered to maintain status quo ante the passage and assent of the bill into pending the hearing of the Fundamental Rights application.

The judge later adjourned the matter to June 3, 2024 for substantive hearing.

However, handing the letter of appointment to Sanusi, Governor Yusuf hinged his approval on the decision of the Kano State House of Assembly that repealed the 2019 law that splinted the Kano Emirate to five.

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