Four Kano kingmakers sue Ganduje over new emirates

Abdullahi Ganduje

Four kingmakers in Kano Emirate have sued Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for creating four new emirates and appointing first-class emirs for them.

The kingmakers include Madakin Kano, district head of Dawakintofa, Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano, district head of Wudil, Abdullahi Sarki-Ibrahim; Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta, district head of Gabasawa, Bello Abubakar; and Sarkin Ban Kano, district head of Dambatta, Mukhtar Adnan.

Joined in the suit are the Speaker of the Kano House of Assembly, the Kano House of Assembly and the Attorney General of Kano State.

They kingmakers also included the new emirs: Tafida Abubakar-Ila, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Ibrahim Abubakar ll and Aminu Ado-Bayero.

They are praying the court to annul the creation of new emirates, appointment of new emirs, to restrain the new emirs from parading themselves as emirs, among others.

According to the writ of summons seen on Wednesday, the kingmakers are requesting Ganduje and seven other defendants “to enter appearance within 21 days of receiving the writ.”

The kingmakers have chosen seven Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) and 21 other lawyers to fight their cause.