Justice Kabir Dabo of a High Court sitting in Dogarawa Zaria, Kaduna State has fixed Dec. 11, 2020, for a pretrial conference in a suit challenging the appointment of the new Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Ahmed Bamalli.

Bashir Aminu, the Iyan Zazzau, on Oct. 16, instituted the case against Gov. Nasir Elrufai and ten others.

Aminu, in a writ of summons, asked the court to set aside the selection of the 10th defendant (the emir of Zazzau) by kingmakers on Sept. 24.

Aminu is seeking the court to declare him the emir, having scored the highest votes cast by the kingmakers.

It would be recalled that on Nov. 6, Justice Dabo had refused an application seeking to stop the coronation of the Emir of Zazzau.

Also on Oct. 16, Aminu filed an interlocutory application praying the court for an order of interim injunction restraining Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna from installing, crowning, recognising and dealing with any person whosoever as the emir of Zazzau.