Suspended Kano Lawmakers Accuse Speaker Of Violating Constitution

Suspended Kano Lawmakers Accuse Speaker Of Violating Constitution

David Ugbabe

A suspended member of the Kano State House of Assembly, Labaran Madari, has expressed regret over the election of Abdulazeez Gafasa as Speaker of the House. He stated that his suspension, as well as that of his colleagues, is illegal.

Madari made this revelation on Tuesday while speaking to newsmen in Kano, noting that the speaker's action in suspending him and his colleagues violated the constitution and rules of the House.

He argued that Gafasa lacked the standing to suspend them while reiterating that members of the house who have been accused of wrongdoings have not been accorded fair hearing to defend the charges against them.

Recall that the Kano House of Assembly was thrown into confusion on Monday, March 16, as five lawmakers were suspended for six months over a fracas that broke out last week which led to the disruption of the plenary process.

This was in connection with the removal of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje-led government.

It is also reported that two of the five suspended members have described their suspension as illegal and invalid.

Meanwhile, Alhaji Mohammad Bello Butu-Butu, and Alhaji Labaran Abdul Madari, issued the rejoinder to their suspensions while briefing the press in Kano State.

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