Two ‘Kano Emirs’ Sanusi, Bayero Lead Friday Congregation Prayers At Different Mosques Amid Court Ruling

The 15th and 16th Emirs of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero and Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Friday held court sittings in their separate palaces. 

The two Emirs also observed the Friday congregation prayers at the Central mosque and the Nassarawa mini palace respectively, according to Daily Trust. 

SaharaReporters had reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Kano State on Thursday invalidated all actions taken by the Kano State government to repeal the Kano Emirates Council Law 2024.

In the ruling delivered, Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman, overturned the actions of the Kano government and directed all parties to maintain the status quo ante.

SaharaReporters also reported that the Kano State Government had directed the state police command to remove the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Bayero, from the royal residence.

According to the order, the action would pave the way for an extensive reconstruction and renovation project, which includes the demolition and rebuilding of the palace’s dilapidated wall fence.

The governor gave the directive on Thursday night, at a press conference, through the state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Dederi, who stated that the abolishment of the five emirates created in 2019 is validated.

Dederi had said, “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.

“You will recall that at our last press briefing, we had informed you that we would keep you posted relating to any further development 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 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 same as upholding the rule of law,” the AG explained.

He said by the ruling of the court, “It had unequivocally reaffirmed the validity of the law passed by 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 pm”.

According to him, “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 honorable 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 Muhammadu Sanusi ll 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, 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 arrangements have been concluded 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,” he added.

Sahara Reporters