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Five Members of Kano Assembly Suspended

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The Kano State House of Assembly has suspended five of its members for six months in connection to a fight that occured last Monday over the dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

The Speaker, Abdulazeez Gafasa made the announcement Monday’s sitting of the Assembly and said the members were suspended for alleged misconduct and violation of the rules of the House.

The members suspended include: Garba Ya’u 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 Gwangwazo representing Kano Municipal respectively.

“The five members are suspended for violating the rules of the House especially Order IV Sub 4 a, b, d and e disrupted the sitting of the House and prevented proceedings from going on.

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

The fight broke out last week during the debate on the report on Sanusi, presented by the Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission,

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