A Kano State High Court Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new Emirs by the Kano State Government as null and void.
The Emirs were installed by the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the weekend following the balkanisation of the century-old Emirate by the Kano State Government.
Ganduje has been accused of carrying out a personal vendetta against the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II in order to whittle down his influence in one of Nigeria’s oldest traditional institutions.
But the governor insisted the future of the state was taken into consideration before Kano Emirate was divided into five smaller units.
“For easier local administration as Kano state moves in a new direction to deliver community-based growth, we have decided to create 4 new Emirates for our great state,” Ganduje said on May 10.