Kano Government orders eviction of Bayero from mini palace 

By Salihu Ali, Kano

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Following a Federal High Court’s ruling on Thursday setting aside the steps taken by the Kano state governor in repealing the Kano Emirates Council Law, the state government has ordered the deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero to vacate Nassarawa Mini Palace.

At a press conference, the Kano State Attorney General (AG), Haruna Isah Dederi, emphasised the need for the renovation of the facility which is solely owned by the state government.

Dedire affirmed that the ruling of the Kano High Court validates the actions of the state government, noting that Emir Muhammad Sanusi remains the emir of the prestigious Kano Emirate. 

He said by implication, Aminu Ado Bayero trespassed on the Nassarawa Mini Palace. 

He explained that further implication of the ruling is that, all actions done by the Government before the emergence of the interim order of the Court are equally validated.  

“This means that the abolishing of 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,” Dederi said. 

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The Kano Attorney General said, the Kano State Government acknowledges the ruling by the Federal High Court regarding the Kano Emirates Council (Repeal) Law, 2024, and views the same as upholding the rule of law. 

“The judge also granted our application for the stay of proceedings until the Court of Appeal deals with the appeal before it on jurisdiction. Happily, the signing of the law and the reinstatement of His Highness, Emir Muhammad Sanusi II were done on 23rd May 2024 before the emergence of the Interim Order which was served on us on Monday 27th May 2024.” 

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf had on May 25, 2024, ordered the eviction and arrest of Bayero, accusing him of creating tension within the state despite his removal. 

However, security agents including soldiers and policemen are guarding the mini palace, preventing the arrest of Bayero. 

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