Kano State High Court sitting in Ungogo has declared the installation of four new emirs as illegal, adding that their appointment will not be recognised by the law.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State had created four new Emirate Councils with first Class Emirs in Karaye, Gaya, Rano and Bichi a development that brought about heated controversy.
However, Four Kingmakers that have the traditional legal powers to appoint new Emirs, did not receive the action of the Governor wholeheartedly, prompting them to take legal action and calling for the nullification of the appointment.
Justice Nasiru Saminu, the Presiding Judge ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the Emirs.
The court directed a maintenance of status quo, and that means reverting to an earlier court order which stopped the inauguration of the new emirs.