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Kano Assembly suspends five members over alleged misconduct

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

The Speaker, Abdulazeez Gafasa who announced the suspension of the members at the resumption of today’s sitting of the Assembly, said the members were suspended for alleged misconduct and violation of the rules of the House.

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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,” Gafasa said.

It could be recalled that at the resumption of last week Monday (March 9) sitting of the House, some members attempted to disrupt the sitting when they sensed a move by a house committee saddled with the responsibility to investigate the Emir of was about to submit its report to the House.

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The committee was to submit its report which recommended the dethronement of the former emir, a situation which led to a free for all and that forced the House to adjourn it sitting till today, Monday.

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