Kano Assembly suspends five members for violation of house rules

Acheme Jack, Kano


Kano State House of Assembly on Monday suspended five of its members for six months in connection with last week’s fracas in the house.

The Speaker, Abdulazeez Gafasa, at the resumption of sitting on Monday said the members were suspended for misconduct and violation of the rules of the house.

He said the five members were suspended for violating the rules of the house especially Order IV Sub 4 a, b, d and e as their actions disrupted the sittings of the house and prevented proceedings from going on.

“They behave violently and even attempted to snatch away the mace in a clear attempt to sabotage the sitting of the house,” said the Speaker.

The members suspended include, Garba Yau Gwarmai representing Kunchi/Tsanyawa Constituency, Labaran Abdul Madari representing Warawa Constituency, Isyaku Ali Danja representing Gezawa Constituency, Mohammed Bello representing Rimingado/Tofa constituency and Salisu Ahmed Gwamgwazo representing Kano Municipal respectively.

The disruption of the house last week Monday followed moves to read out an observation by the  Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Hamisu Chidari, who was also the Chairman of an ad-hoc committee constituted to investigate the former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, over alleged violation of culture, norms and belief of the people.


Zainab Sa’id


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