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BREAKING: Panic As Zazzau Prince Asks Court docket To Take away Bamalli As Emir

BREAKING: Panic As Zazzau Prince Asks Court To Remove Bamalli As Emir

A prince of Zazzau Emirate in Kaduna State, Bashari Aminu, has gone to courtroom to problem the appointment of Ahmed Bamalli as the brand new emir of Zazzau.

Mr Bamalli, erstwhile Nigerian ambassador to Thailand, was introduced as the brand new emir by the Kaduna State Authorities on Wednesday.

The swimsuit was filed on the Kaduna State Excessive Court docket. A supply near Mr Aminu confirmed the authorized motion.

Mr Bamalli’s appointment adopted the dying of Shehu Idris who died on September 20, after reigning as emir for 45 years.

Mr Aminu, who holds the title of Iyan Zazzau, was ranked first in an preliminary shortlist submitted to Governor Nasir El-Rufai by the 5 kingmakers of the emirate.

The state authorities, nevertheless, discarded the kingmakers’ report, citing allegations of inducement by one of many contenders.

The federal government later introduced the appointment of Mr Bamalli, following a recent choice course of amongst 13 princes, ordered by the state authorities.

Court docket paperwork seen by PREMIUM TIMES present that Mr Aminu sued Mr El-Rufai and 9 others within the swimsuit searching for to quash Mr Bamalli’s appointment.

The courtroom filings signed by Yunus Usman, a senior advocate of Nigeria, seeks 10 reliefs from the courtroom.

Apart Messrs El-Rufai and Bamalli, Mr Aminu additionally joined the Kaduna State Legal professional Normal, Kaduna Council of Chiefs, Zazzau Emirate Council and the 5 kingmakers as events to the swimsuit.

Mr Aminu prayed the courtroom to validate the choice strategy of the Zazzau kingmakers which positioned him forward of two different princes and excluded Mr Bamalli from the shortlist.

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He argues that the appointment of Mr Bamalli contravened Chiefs (Appointment and Depositions) Legislation Cap 21 of 1991.

Mr Aminu desires the courtroom to declare the appointment as “irregular, unlawful, unconstitutional, unjust inequitable and opposite to good conscience, null and void and of no impact by any means”.

He additionally requested the courtroom to declare that he was “duly and correctly chosen/elected and appointed because the Emir of Zazzau (Zaria) by the standard kingmakers of Zazzau in accordance with Zazzau Native Legislation, Customized and Custom.”

He additionally desires the courtroom to bar Mr Bamalli from declaring himself because the emir of Zazzau and to cease the state authorities from continuing with Mr Bamalli’s coronation because the Zazzau emir.

Mr El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Muyiwa Adekeye, couldn’t be reached for touch upon this story and whether or not or not the governor had been served the courtroom papers.

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