3 APC members, 2 PDP members affected
Kano Assembly Suspends 5 Lawmakers Days after Dethronement of Emir Muhammed Sanusi II
Days after the Kano state government deposed the Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II, the state House of Assembly has suspended five lawmakers for allegedly breaking its rules.
Speaker of the Assembly, Abdulazeez Gafasa on Monday announced their suspension during a plenary session.
He accused the lawmakers of leading the assembly to a needless rowdy session on Monday, 9th March, during a debate on the dethronement of Sanusi.
Three of the lawmakers suspended were of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) while the remaining two were members of the main opposition party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Recall that the former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II was dethroned on the basis of corruption and alleged disregard for the sitting governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
He was banished from the state to Awe in Nasarawa state where he spent over 72 hours, and was later released after a high court ordered for his release, following which he relocated to Lagos state.
The suspension of the five lawmakers was indefinite as the date for their resumption was not stated on the floor of the Assembly.