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Breaking: Muhammadu Sanusi II remains the Emir, Kano Govt. insists

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In a swift reaction to the Federal High Court ruling on Thursday, the Kano State Government insisted that the 16th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, remains the Emir of Kano.
Persecondnews reports that the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Isa Dederi, accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, Baffa Bichi, gave the order while addressing newsmen at the government house.
This is a follow-up to the government order to the State Commissioner of Police to evacuate the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, from the Gidan Nassarawa mini palace to pave the way for the demolition of the building.The statement reads: “You will recall that at our last press briefing, we had informed you that we would keep you posted relating to any further developments in respect of our emirate cases. Today 20th June, 2024, the Federal High Court No. 1, Kano had passed its ruling in respect of the case before it.

“I have the honour, on behalf of His Excellency Gov. Abba K. Yusuf and the Kano State Government, to address you once again over the lingering litigation arising from the abolishing of the five (5) emirates and the deposition of the former emirs. (including the deposed emir of 8 metropolitan local governments)

“The Kano State Government acknowledges the ruling by the Federal High Court regarding the Kano Emirates Council (Repeal) Law, 2024, and views the same as upholding the rule of law.

“By the ruling of the Court, it has unequivocally reaffirmed the validity of the law passed by the Kano State House of Assembly and assented to by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, on Thursday 23rd May, 2024 by 5:10 p.m.

“This part of the judgement is very fundamental to the entire matter. Further implication of the ruling is that all actions done by the government before the emergence of the interim order of the honourable court are equally validated.

“This means that the abolishing of the five emirates created in 2019 is validated, and the deposition of the five emirs is also sustained by the Federal High Court.

“By implication, this means that Muhammadu Sanusi II remains the emir of Kano. The judge also granted our application for the stay of proceedings until the Court of Appeal deals with the appeal before it on jurisdiction.

“Happily, the signing of the law and the reinstatement of His Highness, Emir Muhammad Sunusi II, were done on 23rd May, 2024 before the emergence of the interim order, which was served on us on Monday 27th May, 2024.

“Following this Court’s ruling, the Kano State Government has directed the State Commissioner of Police to remove the deposed emir of the 8 metropolitan local governments from the government property where he is trespassing, as the government has already concluded arrangements for the general reconstruction and renovation of the property, including the demolishing and reconstruction of the dilapidated wall fence, with immediate effect.

“I want to congratulate and call on the good people of Kano State to remain peaceful and celebrate the success of the people without any hitch. May Allah SWT continue to protect our state and our government.”

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