On Friday, a Federal High Court in Kano ordered Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to stop the decentralization of the Kano Emirate.
The court also ordered the Kano State House of Assembly and the Attorney General of Kano State not to recognize the additional emirates.
Naija Buzz had reported how the State House of Assembly passed a bill to decentralize the Kano Emirate by creating 4 additional emirates in the state and how Governor Ganduje immediately signed the bill into law.
The traditional monarchs who were supposed to head the other 4 emirates were to receive their appointment letters as emirs today.
According to The Cable, the new Emirs are; Aminu Ado Bayero, the Emir of Bichi; Ibrahim Abdulkadir, the Emir of Gaya; Tafida Abubakar, the Emir of Rano; and Ibrahim Abubakar, the Emir of Karaye.
Aminu Ado Bayero is the son of the late Emir of Kano, Dr. Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero, who ruled for over 50 years.
However, following a suit seeking to restrict the governor from implementing the bill filed by Hon. Sule Gwarzo before Justice Nasiru Saminu, the judge ordered the Kano State Government to stop the installation of the new emirs until the determination of the motion.
Naija Buzz had in its analysis reported how the decentralization of the Kano Emirate appears to be premeditated. And how the bill was apparently aimed at reducing the influence of the Kano Emir Muhammadu Sanusi who reportedly worked against Governor Ganduje’s second term re-election.
The governor however noted that his action was not a vendetta against Sanusi. He noted that those who says he was trying to reduce the Kano Emir’s influence were entitled to their opinion.
He further stated that the Emir of Kano ordinarily should be reporting to a Local Government Chairman, not to him who is the Governor of Kano State.
Ibrahim Kenneth Suleiman is the Chief Political Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He specializes in preparing/approving of political news contents before publication. He currently heads Naija Buzz News team of political correspondents. From Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria, Ibrahim is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club England.