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Emir Tussle: Kano government issues fresh eviction notice to Ado Bayero after court ruling



The Kano State Government has directed the Commissioner of Police to eject the 15th Emir of  Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, from the Nasarawa Palace where he currently resides.

Governor Abba Yusuf gave the directive via the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Dederi.

Dederi, while conveying the directive at a news conference on Thursday in Kano, explained that the government had finalised plans for a general renovation of the palace.

According to him, the state government has concluded plans for immediate demolition and reconstruction of its dilapidated wall.

Dederi acknowledged the ruling by the Federal High Court regarding the Kano Emirates Council (Repeal) Law, 2024, and viewed the same as upholding the rule of law.

“The ruling of the court has unequivocally reaffirmed the validity of the law passed by Kano State House of Assembly and assented to, by the Governor on May 2024.

“This part of the judgement is very fundamental to the entire matter. Further implication of the ruling is that all actions taken by the government before the emergence of the interim order of the Court, are equally validated.

“This means that abolishing 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 on jurisdiction.

“Happily, the signing of the law and the reinstatement of Sanusi II were done on 23 May, 2024 before the emergence of the Interim Order, which was served on us on 27 May 2024.

“Following this ruling, Kano State Government has directed the State Commissioner of Police to eject the deposed Emir of the eight metropolitan local governments from the government property where he is ‘trespassing’.

“The government will commence general renovation of the property with immediate effect,” he said.

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