Kano Governor defies court stopping Sanusi’s reinstatement as Emir

Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, has defied an order of the Federal High Court and reinstated Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.

Speaking at the ceremony at Government House in Kano on Friday, Yusuf said the returning emir had been victimised by former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, which led to his dethronement in March 2020.

Speaking at the event, Yusuf said, “By the powers conferred on me by the Kano Emirate Council law of 1984 and 2024, and supported by the recommendation of the kingmakers, I have the singular pleasure to confirm the reappointment of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano and the head of the Kano Emirate Council.

“As the Emir is being appointed for the second time, it is based on his competence, credibility, and popularity. I urge him to be guided by the principles of Islamic teachings and to use his position to unite the emirate, fostering harmony among the Islamic sects in the state”, Mr Yusuf said at the reinstatement event”, he said.

Before the event, Yusuf and members of the State House of Assembly, controlled by the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP), on Thursday, repealed the Kano State Emirate Council Law 2019 that gave the state five emirates and first class emirs.

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