Oba Yoruba In Kano Moves To End Leadership Tussle, Inaugurates Caretaker Committee
From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
The Oba Yoruba in Kano, His Highness, Muritala Alimi Otisese has moved in to end the lingering leadership tussle within the Yoruba Community in Kano.
The Monarch, on Wednesday, inaugurated a Caretaker Committee to undertake the affairs of Yoruba Community Association in Kano for a period of six months or pending the determination of the suit instituted by one Seyi Olorunshola.
The Yoruba monarch in obedience to an order issued by Kano state High Court No 5 in Suit No K/s94/2022 has already constituted a nine-man Interim Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the community association in the state.
The AUTHORITY reports that the Court presided over by Justice Usman Mallam Na’Abba sitting at Audu Buto Secretariat , Kano, in a suit involving Seyi Samuel Olorunshola as the plaintiff stated that: “UPON READING the motion on notice, counter affidavit in opposition and further affidavit filed by the respective counsels on both side.
“AND AFTER HEARING MIL GARBA Esq. of counsel of the applicant, Z. Q OGUNWALE Esq. and A.S BAWA Esq, counsel of the respondents.
“IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AS FOLLOWS.That the 3rd, 4th, 5th, Eth, 7th, 8th and 9th defendants are restrained from parading themselves as Chas of Yoruba of various Local Governments in Kano State pending the hearing and determination of the suit
“That the 1st and 2nd defendants and other members of their cabinet in the Executive Council are restrained from acting and parading themselves as members of the executive organ of Yoruba Community, Kano pending the hearing and determination of this suit.
“That the Oba Yoruba Kano as the Head of the Yoruba Community (is) to appoint a Committee as Caretakers of the executive council organ to manage the affairs of the executive organ and exercise all powers within the ambits of the Constitution of the Yoruba Community Kano, for a period not more than 6 months or pending the hearing and determination of this suit.
“That the Nigerian Police Force is ordered to ensure compliance with the orders of this honorable Court towards maintaining peace and security among the community organs and its members.”
Therefore, Oba Alimi, in compliance with the Order inaugurated an Interim Committee with Abduljaleel Shoga as chairman, Kazeem Afolabi, secretary, and Abdulrazak Lawal , spokesman.
In a chat with journalists at Kano Yoruba House along Sanusi road, Abduljaleel Shoga disclosed that the caretaker Committee has been handed three terms of reference.
According to him, “we have been mandated to embark on holistic reconciliation of pockets of misunderstanding amongst the Yoruba families in Kano.
“review of the constitution of Yoruba Community Kano, conduct an all inclusive election of Yoruba Community Executive Members and construct a befitting Yoruba House.”
He, however, assured that the Committee would remain committed in the pursuit of the protection of the interest of the Yoruba race in Kano, adding that they will ensure that existing harmonious relationship with their host community would be sustained.