By SALIHI ABUBAKAR BELLO, Kano:
Kano State House of Assembly has begun fresh moves to remove Emir Muhammad Sanusi II, over alleged sacrilege.
KAKAAKI REPORTERS learnt that the lawmakers move followed a petition to the Assembly over Emir Sanusi’s daughter’s handshake with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Our Correspondent learnt that the Emir Sanusi’s eldest daughter had dressed immodestly at an event and shook hand with the Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, an episode the petitioners regarded as “unethical to the Muslims teachings.”
According to the group, the emir is expected to be the true guardian of traditions, values and religion of his subject, anywhere.
The petitioners alleged that, Emir Sanusi’s daughter action and his passiveness to her gesture was a clear violation of what is regarded as sacred.
Upon the received of the petition accompanied with video clips, the Kano lawmakers set up the investigation panel to look into the allegations against the emir.
Setting up the committee at the resume hearing on Wednesday, the Kano state House of Assembly read petition forwarded by the group and one Muhammad Mukhtar Ja’en against the Emir for the alleged misconduct, violating the culture and tradition of Kano people.
The petition which read by the chairman House committee on local government and chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Zubairu Hamza Massu, during the sitting presided over by the speaker, Alh. Abdul Aziz Garba Gafasa.
The 2 petitioners claimed that they have the two circumstantial video evidence for proving the petition against the emir, which is available for viewing and scrutiny.
To committee is headed by three principal officers for proper jurisdiction and to report back to the House in Seven days.