Kano: Court Restrains Governor Ganduje From Breaking Up Sanusi’s Emirate

Kano: Court Restrains Governor Ganduje From Breaking Up Sanusi’s Emirate

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on May 11, 2019
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Emir Sanusi aren't the best of friends
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State and the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (SLS), have fallen apart. | Hallmark News

The Kano State High Court has granted an order restraining Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from implementing the breakup of Kano Emirate, top politicians told Premium Times on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Governor Ganduje signed a law on Wednesday which created an additional four emirates, a move that was widely seen as depletion of Emir Lamido Sanusi’s influence.

The matter immediately took a political dimension with the Peoples Democratic Party members in the House saying that the additional four emirates were not properly created, accusing the All Progressives Congress majority of disregarding extant parliamentary procedures.

Two PDP House members, including the minority leader received the court order against the new Emirates on Friday afternoon.

The lawmakers said the House was officially on recess and was not properly convened before the law was hurriedly passed on Wednesday.

Governor Ganduje had on Wednesday assented to the controversial bill approving the creation of the additional Emirates in the state — Gaya, Rano, Karaye, and Bichi.


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