The Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashir Aminu, has dragged the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to court for appointing Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the new Emir of Zazzau.
Iya, who was one of the contestants to the throne of Zazzau came first in the number of votes cast by the kingmakers with 89 trailed closely by Yariman Zazzau Munir Ja’afaru with 87 marks. Turakin Zazzau, Aminu Shehu Idris came third with 53 marks.
The eventual Emir, Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli along with the other 11 contestants were not considered by the kingmakers. However, Governor Elrufai canceled the selection process.
According to the Governor; “The initial process, which excluded two interested applicants. The Bunu Zazzau complained that he was unable to submit his application because he was told that the window for receipt of applications had closed. The Sarkin Dajin Zazzau also protested his exclusion from the process.”
The Magajin Garin Zazzau who wasn’t in the shortlist was eventually installed as the new Emir of Zazzau.
According to Daily Nigerian, the plaintiff joined Governor Nasir El-Rufai; Attorney-General of Kaduna State; Kaduna State Council of Chiefs; Zazzau Emirate Council; Wazirin Zazzau, Ibrahim Aminu; Fagachin Zazzau, Umaru Muhammad; Mohammad Abbas, Makama Karamin Zazzau; Dalhatu Kasimu Imam, Limamin Juma’an Zazzau; Mohammad Sani Aliyu, Limamin Konan Zazzau; Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th defendants respectively in the suit.
“An order setting aside the purported appointment of the 10th defendant (Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli) as the Emir of Zazzau;
“An injunction restraining the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th defendants from acting in the installation of the 10th defendant to the throne of the Emir of Zazzau or presenting to the 10th defendant with the staff of office until the final determination of this suit;
“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants either by themselves, agents, privies, servants or through any person or persons howsoever from treating, presenting or dealing with or installing the 10th defendant as the Emir of Zazzau;
“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 10th defendant from parading, presenting, or styling himself as the Emir of Zazzau or from putting on or wearing any paraphernalia or insignia of the Emir of Zazzau.”
“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th defendants from dealing with, treating, presenting, or dealing with installing the 10th defendant as the Emir of Zazzau or handing over to him the staff of the office of the Emir of Zazzau.”
The new Emir of Zazzau was appointed by Elrufai on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. However, he still hasn’t been presented with the staff of office.