Obey court order that dissolved new emirates–Group tells Ganduje

A non-governmental organization Kano First Forum (KFF) has called on the Kano state government to accept the court order that dissolved the four emirates created by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, in good faith.

KANO FOCUS reports that a Kano high court had on Thursday dissolved the four first class emirates in Bichi, Karaye, Rano and Gaya, carved out of the Kano emirate by Mr Ganduje on May 8 2019.

However, in a statement sent to Kano Focus on Friday, Dr. Yusuf Rabiu, Executive Director of KFF urged the state government to accept the verdict to prevent unnecessary tension in the state.

“It would be recalled that on 8th May 2019, the Kano state house of assembly has passed a bill without a public hearing which was subsequently assented to by the state Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to establish four additional Emirates and Emirs against the popular wish of the people of the state.

“As a result, a case was filed at the Kano State High Court with the aim of reversing the bill and upholding the status quo. At last, yesterday, Thursday 21st, 2019, the State High Court has declared null and void the establishment of the four Emirates and the Emirs,” the statement read.

It added that “it is in view of the aforementioned development, and in pursuance of our unrelenting efforts to preserve the history and culture of the good people of Kano state, (that) the Kano First Forum (KFF) urges the state government to respect the court order”.

The group also commended the Kano state high court for its “brevity and courage in dispensing justice on a very crucial case of this magnitude.”

The KFF praised “the patience and resilience of the people of Kano State who chose to take the case to the court rather than taking the law into their hands.”

Source: Kanofocus.com