The Kano State House of Assembly has suspended five of its members for six months over alleged misconduct and violation of the rules of the House.
Abdulazeez Gafasa, Speaker of the House, announced the suspension on Monday during the House’s plenary.
The suspended members are 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 constituency.
According to the speaker, the suspended lawmakers allegedly instigated last week’s fracas in the Assembly.
“The five members are suspended for violating the rules of the House especially Order IV Sub 4 a, b, d and e.
“They behaved violently and even attempted to snatch away the mace in a clear attempt to sabotage the sitting of the House,” Gafasa said.
The suspended members were alleged to have disrupted last Monday’s sitting over purported plans by the House to remove Muhammadu Sanusi II, the now-deposed emir of Kano.
The sitting was disrupted when a committee directed to investigate Sanusi was about to submit its report to the House.
The committee’s report was said to have recommended the dethronement of the former emir.