Kano Kingmakers have employed the service of 24 lawyers to challenge governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the State House Assembly and others in court over the creation of four new Kano Emirates.
Seventeen out the Twenty-four legal practitioners are Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
The Kingmakers: Madakin Kano, Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano, Sarki Ibrahim; Sarkin Dawaki Maituta, Bello Abubakar and Sarkin Bai, Mukhtar Adnan had on Tuesday filed a suit at the state High Court against the Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Kano State House of Assembly, the Governor of Kano State, the Attorney General of Kano State and the four emirs appointed by the governor
According to a statement issued by the Kingmakers, the names of the lawyers are Prince Lateef Fegbemi, SAN, FCIArb,(UK), AB Mahmoud, OON, SAN, FCIArb, (UK), Adeniyi Akintola, SAN, Suraj Sa’eda, SAN, Hakeem O. Afolabi, SAN, Paul Usoro SAN, Nassir Abdu Dangiri, SAN.
Others are Maliki Kuliya Umar Esq, Nureini S. Jimoh Esq, Dr. Nasiru Aliyu Esq, Sagir Gezawa Esq, Muritala O. Abdulrasheq Esq, Aminu S. Gadanya Esq, Ismail Abdulaziz Esq, Rashidi Isamotu Esq, Oseni Sefullahi Esq, Ibrahim Abdullahi Esq, Haruna Saleh Zakariyya Esq, Auwal A. Dabo Esq, Badamasi Sulaiman Esq, O. O. Samuel Esq, Fariha Sani Abdullahi, Yahaya Isah Abdulrasheed, ACIArb, (UK) and Amira Hamisu
The Kingmakers said the purported law creating four new Kano Emirates has distorted history, especially as it regards to the positions they are holding in the emirate, adding that their position is a heritage in trust for their respective clans of Jobawa, Sullubawa, Yolawa and Dambazawa.
Recall that Kano State House of Assembly had last week approved the amendment of the Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs law, thus decentralising of the Emirate council.
The bill, known as Kano Emirs Appointment and Deposition Amendment Bill 2019 was promptly signed into law by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.