A Kano State high court on Wednesday sack the four newly installed emirs and ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against their appointment.
This is coming after Governor Umaru Ganduje ignored a court order issued by a Kano State high court on Friday barring him from appointing and installing new emirs.
The Governor however went ahead with the installation on the grounds that the order came after the persons appointed as emirs had accepted their appointments.
The four emirs who were installed by the Governor Umaru Ganduje at the weekend are: Tafida Abubakar-Ila, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Ibrahim Abubakar ll and Aminu Ado-Bayero.
The balkanisation of the century-old emirate by the Kano state government was perceived by many as a taboo. But the governor was adamant and rapidly signed the Kano State Emirs Appointment and Deposition Amendment 2019 into law last Thursday and gave the emirs their letter of appointment on Friday.
Many believed it was done in bad fate to whittle down the power and influence of Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
The governor, however, insisted that the future of the state was taken into consideration before Emirate was divided into five smaller units.
Ganduje is also facing another suit brought against him and state government by four kingmakers – 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.
The Kano House of Assembly, the Attorney General of Kano State and the new emir – Tafida Abubakar-Ila, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Ibrahim Abubakar ll and Aminu Ado-Bayero – were also named as defendants in the suit.