The Emir of Bichi, Aminu Ado-Bayero has sacked five District Heads for maintaining their full allegiance to Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, despite having been domiciled within the Bichi Emirate.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that those dismissed are the District Head of Dambatta, Mukhtar Adnan; Dawakin Tofa, Yusuf Nabahani; Bichi, Idris Bayero; Tsanyawa, Abdullahi Sarki Aminu and; Minjibir, Ali Ibrahim Matawalle.
The dismissed district head had been replaced with immediate effect.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that some of the sacked district heads are part of the Kano emirate kingmakers that sued Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for initiating the ‘Kano State Emirates Council Law 2019’ that allegedly took over their powers and stripped them of their traditional functions of appointing Emirs in the state.
However, the kingmakers, bearing titles of Madaki, Makama, Sarkin Dawaki Maituta and Sarkin Bai, had last week approached the state High Court, seeking an interim injunction restraining Mr Ganduje from taking away their traditional functions, pending the hearing of the motion on notice.
On Tuesday, December 10, the presiding judge, Justice A.T. Badamasi granted the order.
The judge, therefore, adjourned the case to December 17 for hearing of the motion on notice.
Recall that a few days after Kano High Court had dissolved the four new emirates, the governor, in a move that appeared to be desperate, initiated the ‘Kano State Emirates Council Bill 2019’ and transmitted same to state House of Assembly for passage into law.
The bill was passed into law a few hours after presentation at the Kano Assembly.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that in the new emirate law, “the Governor shall in consultation with the Emirate Councils of Kano, Bichi, Karaye, Rano and Gaya Emirates appoint Kingmakers for the Emirates.”