Court orders El-Rufai to reinstate District Heads in Kaduna - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Court orders El-Rufai to reinstate District Heads in Kaduna

Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai
A High Court No. 2 sitting at GRA Zaria, has cancelled the appointment of 77 District Heads made by governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai and ordered the reinstatement of the former district heads pending the determination of the case.

The presiding Judge, Justice Kabir Dabo, in his ruling on Wednesday, said the governor had no constitutional rights to tamper with judicial matters despite notice served ordering that the issue of the district heads sacking is before the court.

The judge lamented that inspite of the case before the court; the governor went ahead to appoint the 77 district heads for lack of respect for the judiciary system.

Justice Kabir said Governor Nasiru el-Rufai must respect and obey the court order on the matter.

The court has adjourned the case to January 16, 2019 for the continuation of hearing.

In his comments on the ruling, the counsel to the plaintiff, Barrister Yemi Adekunle, expressed happiness that the court has done justice by considering their application.

When contacted, the state counsel Barrister Abdurrahaman Suleiman Haladu, refused to talk to the journalists on the ground that he was not authorized to talk to the press.

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