Kano Emir: Judge who tried to stop Sanusi’s reinstatement in America, says Gov Yusuf

The judge is in America, how can he sit in America and give order in Nigeria to stop a legitimate process?”

By Saidu Idris

365Daily – The Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, has disclosed that Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court, Kano, who issued an order against the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi as the Emir of Kano on Thursday is in far away United States of America.

Justice Mohammed Liman gave the order following an application by a kingmaker, Alhaji Aminu Babba Dan Agundi, naming Kano State Government, Kano Assembly, the Speaker, the Attorney-General, the Commissioner of Police, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the State Security Service (SSS) as respondents.

According to the governor, he had already signed the newly passed Kano State Emirate Council Repeal Bill before the order restraining the state government from enforcing it was made.

The governor explained, “It means they were already armed with the motion ex-parte even before I gave assent to the bill passed by the State House of Assembly or at what time had they approached the court to obtain the order?

“The judge is in America, how can he sit in America and give order in Nigeria to stop a legitimate process?

“The Assembly members did their legislative duty and passed the bill into law. We met with law enforcement agencies and the kingmakers before I signed the law,” he said.

The new law provides that “all traditional office holders and title holders elevated or appointed to an office created under the repealed Principal law, dated 5th December 2019 shall revert to their position where such positions previously existed under recognised custom and traditions prior to the enactment of the repealed Principal Law dated 5th December 2019.”

Yusuf said: “It is not a new stool, neither Sanusi is a new emir. The king has only returned home to his throne after it was balkanised. It has all along been his throne.”

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