Maintain Status Quo Kano State High Court Order Sanusi And Ganduje

Maintain Status Quo Kano State High Court Order Sanusi And Ganduje

The case between the Kano Governor and the Emir Of Kano State has gone once again to the table of the high court of the state.


The High Court sitting in Kano State on Thursday, 20th June 2019, again ordered Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi ll, to maintain status quo in respect of the interim order issued against the governor on May 10.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that on May 10, the court through the ex-parte application by the applicant, Rabiu Gwarzo, restrained Ganduje and all other respondents in the case from appointing or recognising any purported emir under the Kano State Emirs Appointment and Disposition Amendment Law 2019, pending the hearing of the motion on notice.

In his ruling, Justice Nasiru Saminu, ordered that all the parties in the suit should still maintain status quo pending the hearing of the motion on notice.
Saminu adjourned the matter until July 15 for hearing.
Earlier, the counsel to Ganduje, the former attorney-general of Kano State, Mr Ibrahim Mukhtar, urged the court to vacate the order since it was issued over 20-days-ago and had expired.

“An exparte order has seven days life spam under Section 39, sub section III and Section IV grants the court power to extend the seven days life spam of the exparte.
The counsel to the applicant, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, objected to the oral application to vacate the order by informing the court that the application should be accompanied with a written address.


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