Kano high court dismiss order restraining Ganduje from dethroning emirs

A Kano state high court on Tuesday refused to grant an extension to last week’s temporary order to prevent the state governor from intervening with the Kano emirate kingmakers ‘ power.


Barrister Nasiru Dangida in suit No K/197/2019, counsel to the kingmakers, asked the court to extend the order until the substantive matter is decided.

Nonetheless, the presiding judge, Justice A. T. Badamasi refused to grant additional rights to the governor.

Note that the ruling’s import is that the governor is now fully able to exercise all of his powers under the current ‘ Kano State Emirates Council Act, 2019. This provides the power to neutralise any emir found in violation of any of the law’s provisions.

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