By SALIHI ABUBAKAR BELLO, Kano
Five members of the Kano State House of Assembly have been suapended for six month following their role in stopping the Assembly from dethroning emir Muhammad Sanusi last week.
The Speaker of the House, Abdulazeez Gafasa who gave reasons for their suspension at a sitting on Monday, said the lawmakers were suspended for misconduct and violation of the rules of the House.
Members suspended include, Garba Yau-Gwarmai, APC representing Kunchi/Tsanyawa Constituency, Labaran Abdul Madari, APC representing Warawa Constituency, Isyaku Ali Danja, PDP representing Gezawa Constituency.
The other two members are Mohammed Bello, APC representing Rimin gado/Tofa constituency and Salisu Ahmed-Gwamgwazo, APC representing Kano Municipal respectively.
The Speaker added that the five members were suspended for violating the rules of the house especially Order IV Sub 4 a, b, d and e disrupting the sittings of the house and prevented proceedings from going on.
According to him the members behaved violently and even attempted to snatch away the mace in a clear attempt to sabotage the sitting of the house, when Chairman of an ad-hoc committee constituted to investigate the former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, was about presenting his report.
The legislators when they sensed a move by the committee Chairman, the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Hamisu Chidari to read an observation two days before the dateline, a member representing Dala Constituency, Alhaji Hussaini Lawal rejected the attempt.
Immediately, other PDP members and some APC legislators protested and also rejected the attempt, which caused fracas, a situation leading to physical combat among some members.