By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
The Senior Councillor in Zazzau Emirate, the Wazirin Zazzau, Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu, has been suspended by the Kaduna State Government.
A letter of suspension was sent to him from the Ministry for Local Government on Thursday 19th November 2020.
It was signed by the Permanent Secretary, Musa Adamu, on behalf of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Local Government and that of Chieftaincy Affairs Jafaru Sani.
Wazirin Zazzau is a kingmaker and the Chairman of the kingmakers of Zazzau Emirate, while the remaining four kingmakers, Limamin Gari – Alhaji Dalhatu Kasimu, Limamin Kona – Muhammad Dani Aliyu, Makama Karami – Alhaji Muhammad Abbas, and Fagacin Zazzau – Alhaji Umar Muhammad their fate is yet to be known.
Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu who chaired the selection process of the new Emir of Zazzau, Waziri, Limamin Kona, and Limamin Jumma’a voted for Iyan Zazzau, while Fagaci voted for Yarima and Makama Karami for Turaki.
However, Governor el-Rufai refused to consider the selection and appointed Ambassador Bamalli, despite not being considered by the kingmakers.
The wrongful appointment has led to an expected lawsuit, and the pre-trial conference will begin on 11th December 2020 at the Kaduna State High Court.
“The lawsuit included eleven defendants, including the five kingmakers. The kingmakers have taken their independent lawyers where they all signed a Witness Statement on Oath”.