Court Bans Kwankwaso’s Inscription on Public Buildings in Kano


Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano

A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Lawan Wada has granted an injunction restraining the use of his Kwankwasiyya inscriptions on public buildings in the state.

Kwankwasiyya is the political platform of the former Governor of the state, Rabui Kwankwaso.

Abdullahi Maraya Barkum, Hamisu Danwawu and Hassan Sani Indabawa who are the plaintiffs, had two years back slammed a case against the former governor in the state High Court challenging him to erase Kwankwasiyya signs on public buildings.

According to the writ of summons, the plaintiffs joined the former governor, Kwankwaso, his Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and the state government as defendants, saying the law of the land prevents anybody from using public funds to promote personal ego of an individual against the collective interest of public.

However, in the judgment delivered by Justice Lawan Wada, he ruled that all public projects executed or being executed by the 1st and 3rd respondents are done with public funds available to the 3rd defendants on behalf of all the people and persons of Kano State.

He granted perpetual injunction that using public funds to promote personal ego of any individual or private groups in any form is illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional.

The judge further granted an order of mandatory injunction compelling the defendants to remove the inscription of Kwankwasiyya on all public properties in Kano State forthwith.

Justice Wada also granted an injunction restraining the defendants from further inscribing the name Kwankwasiyya on all public properties in the state or where ever they may be grooved or inscribed.