A High Court sitting in Kano, on Friday, stopped the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Kano State House of Assembly and Speaker, Clerk of the Assembly, including the State Attorney-General and the State, from implementing the break-up of the Kano Emirate.
An exparte motion, dated, May 10, 2019, was filed by the Plaintiff, Hon. Sule Gwarzo, before Justice Nasiru Saminu, seeking 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.
Recall, that Governor Ganduje signed a law on Wednesday, which created four additional Emirates, a move that was widely viewed to reduce Emir Sanusi’s influence.