Kaduna suspends king makers over Emir of Zazzau palava while case are still pending.

The Kaduna State Governor seems to be on course at dealing with persons who allegedly stood on his way as his government has suspended some persons and the King Makers of the Zazzau Emirate who refused to attend the pre coronation meetingas well as the coronation of the present Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamali who Patmos Media Limited reported was the candidate of the Governor.

It is the sole traditional right of the King Makers from time Immemorial to choose a king for the people but Governor Nasril El-Rufai explained during the inauguration of the new Emir that he was putting right a misdemeanor done to the grandfather of Ambassador Bamali some 100 years ago.

And so the Kaduna state government has suspended the Wazirin Zazzau and chairman of the Zazzau Emirate kingmakers, Alhaji Ibrahim Adamu, over the selection and installation of the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli.

A letter of suspension was sent to him from the Ministry of Local Government signed by the permanent secretary, Musa Adamu, on behalf of the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Jafaru Sani.

Four of the five kingmakers, Wazirin Zazzau, Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu; Limamin Kona, Alhaji Sani Aliyu; Limamin Zazzau, Alhaji Dalhat Kasimu, and Makama Karami Zazzau, Alhaji Mahmoud Abbas, were on November 12 issued queries for failing to attend a coronation meeting summoned by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in his office.

It was learnt that the meeting was in preparation for the presentation of staff of office to the new Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, the 19th Emir of Zazzau, which took place on November 9, 2020.

It was not clear if the Fagacin Zazzau, Alhaji Umar Muhammad was also issued query like his colleagues.

Waziri chaired the selection process of the new Emir of Zazzau. It was understood that the Waziri, Limamin Kona, and Limamin Jumma’a voted for Iyan Zazzau, while Fagaci Zazzau voted for Yarima and Makama Karami voted for Turaki during the initial selection.

However, Governor el-Rufai jettisoned the selection and ordered the kingmakers to carry out another process following which Ambassador Ahmed Bamalli was appointed.

Efforts to know the next step of the King Makers proved abortive.

Patmos Media Line learnt exclusively that they too may go to court to challenge their suspension.

Meanwhile a Kaduna State High Court sitting in Zaria last Wednesday adjourned till December 11, 2020 for further hearing in the suit brought before it challenging the appointment of Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Fulani Emir of Zazzau.

Bamalli, a former Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand, was appointed by the state government following the death of the 18th Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, on September this year.

The new Emir is from the Mallawa dynasty in the Zazzau Emirate Council but an uneasy calm reigned in the wake of the appointment as the selection faced objections.

When the case came up for hearing on Wednesday, reporters were barred from covering court proceedings in the case.

However, it was gathered that the presiding Judge, Justice Kabir Dabo, never barred journalists from gaining access to the court only Security agents were playing out a script.

The Plaintiff, Alhaji Bashir Aminu, Iyan Zazzau on October16 instituted the case against Gov. Nasir Elrufai and 10 others before Kaduna State High Court sitting at Dogarawa Zaria over Bamalli’s appointment as Emir of Zazzau.

According to the plaintiff, his selection by king makers committee of Zazzau emirate is not in accordance with the provisions of the chiefs (Appointment) and (Depositions) Law of Kaduna State and Zazzau Native Law, Custom and Tradition.


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