A High Court sitting in Kano on Friday ordered Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Kano State House of Assembly, the Speaker, Clerk of the Assembly, and the Attorney-General of the state from implementing the break-up of Kano Emirate.
Governor Ganduje had signed into law on Wednesday 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.
However, an ex parte motion dated May 10, 2019, filed by the plaintiff, Hon Sule Gwarzo, before Justice Nasiru Saminu, sought the court to restrain the respondents from taking any action of creating four additional emirates.
In an order of interim injunction, the court directed all parties in this suit to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
Meanwhile, Governor Ganduje has appointed four new emirs in the state and they would receive their letters of appointment and staff of office at a ceremony at Sani Abacha Stadium on Saturday.
The new emirs are Aminu Ado Bayero (Bichi), Ibrahim Abdulkadir (Gaya), Tafida Abubakar (Rano), and Ibrahim Abubakar (Karaye).
Ado Bayero is one of the sons of the predecessor of Muhammadu Sanusi, the incumbent emir of Kano.
However, three of the appointees were reported to have rejected the appointment.
Kabiru Alhassan, speaker of the Kano house of assembly, is now a kingmaker in Rano emirate.
Rurum, who holds the traditional title of Turakin Rano, made the list of four kingmakers in the emirate.
Ganduje reportedly informed the appointed emirs of their elevation and directed them to begin preparations for their new assignment.