Zazzau kingmakers: court docket issues order towards El-Rufai, Kaduna government

Zazzau kingmakers: court docket issues order towards El-Rufai, Kaduna government
Zazzau kingmakers: court docket issues order towards El-Rufai, Kaduna government


One of Zazzau Emirate Kingmakers, Muhammad Aliyu (Limamin Kona), on Thursday, secured an interim order against Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and therefore the government.

Aliyu prayed the Kaduna State supreme court in Dogarawa, Zaria, to prevent El-Rufai and therefore the government from harassing him and his colleagues.

They are Ibrahim Aminu (Waziri Zazzau), Umar Muhammad (Fagacin Zazzau), Muhammad Abbas (Makama Ƙarami), and Dalhatu Ƙasimu (Limamin Juma’a).

El-Rufai had set-up an investigation committee on the “conduct and misconduct” of some kingmakers and council members.

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Ibrahim Hussaini, Commissioner for Environment, is that the Chairman; Murtala Halidu is that the Secretary.

In his ruling, Justice Kabir Dabo directed the committee to suspend all proceedings, sittings, and deliberations.

The order is going to be in effect pending the hearing on the motion on notice slated for December 16, 2020.

Balarabe Abbas, Secretary to the government, and therefore the Attorney General, Aisha Dikko, are expected to remain all actions.

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After a variety process for the Emir of Zazzau in September, the kingmakers submitted three names to the government.

They princes are Aminu (Iyan Zazzau), Aminu Shehu Idris (Turakin Zazzau), and Muhammadu Munir Ja’afaru (Yariman Zazzau).

But after weeks of delay, El-Rufai named Ahmed Bamalli because of the Emir to the chagrin of the many.

Bamalli, an ally of the governor and dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, maybe a former Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand.

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Those following the matter insist that the kingmakers’ seeming refusal to support him pitched them against the authorities, and will the rationale a panel was raised to probe them.

Ryan, who was number on the list submitted to the govt, has vowed to fight Bamalli’s installation with all legal means.

Justice Dabo is additionally presiding over his case against El-Rufai, the Kaduna government, the Emir, et al..

The pre-trial hearing within the suit will come abreast of Friday.

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