The son of the former Emir of Kano, the late Ado Bayero, Usman Ado Bayero, and two others yesterday filed a case at the Kano State High Court challenging the emergence of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 14th Emir of Kano.
The plaintiffs, Usman Ado Bayero, Sadiq Yahaya and Hamza Madaki Cigari, are praying the court to sack the Kano with immediate effect.
They alleged that a number of irregularities trailed the selection process which produced Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.
According to their counsel, Lady Rose Mbata Esq, an Appeal Court sitting in Kaduna state had restrained one of the kingmakers, Alhaji Bello Abubakar Tuta from parading himself as the Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta at the time, yet he participated in the selection process that produced the emir.
He argued that Alhaji Tuta’s participation in the selection process was amounted to contempt of the court, hence, his action was null, void and of no value whatsoever.
The plaintiffs prayed to the court to nullify the selection of Sanusi as the Emir of Kano as well as declare all appointments, dethronement and other actions he had taken as invalid since his selection did not follow due process.
However, counsel to the respondents, Barrister Sanusi Ali faulted the arguments of the plaintiffs describing the issue before the court as a mere waste of time.
Meanwhile, after listening to arguments from both sides, the presiding Judge, Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu fixed Tuesday, December 22 for the continuation of the case and ordered that all parties to the case be served with all relevant papers.