The Kano State Government says it did not receive any court order restraining Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje from taking any action concerning the newly-appointed First Class Emirs of Rano, Karaye, Gaya and Bichi Emirates.
In a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov Ganduje on Saturday, the state government said the court order was reportedly issued around 5 pm on Friday, and the new emirs had long accepted the appointment.
“Letters of the Notification of Appointment were written from the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, since Thursday, May 9, 2019 and were despatched to the concerned Emirs the following day Friday, May 10, 2019, in the very early hours of the day.”
“In accordance with the power conferred on the Governor by the Kano State Emirs (Appointment and Deposition) Amended Law 2019 (1440 AH) which provides the creation of more Emirates.
“I wish to convey the approval of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR for your appointment as First Class Emir of (Bichi) (Karaye) (Rano) (Gaya) Emirate.”
The statement says that the new Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar II, and in his acceptance letter at about 12 noon on Friday, Emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Il sent his around 10:15 am while the Emir of Bichi, Aminu Ado Bayero and the Emir of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, forwarded theirs at 10 am and 10:30 am respectively.
The ceremony that will hold at the Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, Kofar Mata, on Saturday, according to the statement was just for the new emirs to thank the governor for appointing them.