By Yakubu Salisu, Kano
A Kano State high court sitting in Ungogo has declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State government as invalid.
The presiding Judge, Justice Nasiru Saminu ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs.
MetroDaily recalled that the court had on May 10 issued an exparte order restraining balkanisation of Kano Emirate and installation of new Emirs.
The Emirs were issued Staff of Office on Sunday after their appointment earlier by the administration
A House of Assembly member , representing Gwarzo constituency Rabiu Mmuhammad Gwarzo had filed a suit challenging the creation of the new Emirates.
The Plaintiff was represented by his Counsel, AB Mahmud SAN, while the defendants were represented by Kano state Attorney General, Barr. Ibrahim Muktar
The defendants in the suit include the Governor, Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Clerk of the Assembly, the Commissioner for Justice and government printer.
Metro Daily reports that another suit brought against the governor 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 was filed on Tuesday.