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By Usman Gwadabe with agency report
Kano Assembly receives petitions against Emir Sanusi
The Kano State House of Assembly has read two petitions sent to the house by a civil society organisation and an individual seeking for the investigation of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll.
The petitions were read by the Chairman of the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, and member representing Sumaila Constituency, Hon. HamzaMassu.
Massu explained that one of the petitions was signed by the Chairman of the Society for the Promotion of Education and Culture, Muhammad Bello, while the other was signed by Muhammad Mukhtar.
According to the petitions as presented before the legislators, the emir should be investigated over his non-challant attitudes which they alleged are against the religion, culture and traditions of Kano people.
He added that, “apart from the written petitions, the petitioners have also presented some video tapes which they said the contents will serve as proofs to their petitions.
The petitioners want the Assembly to investigate the Emir and take necessary actions on the issue.
Following the presentation of the petitions, the legislators deliberated and ordered the Standing Committee of the House on Petitions to commence action.
The Committee which the Deputy Speaker, Engr. Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari was co-opted to lead the investigation and was given one week to present its report.
Also, the Majority Leader, KabiruHasaan and the Chief Whip of the Assembly, LabaranAyuba were added as supporting members of the committee.
Shortly after the committee was ordered to commence investigation, a member of PDP representing Dala Constituency, Lawal Hussain suggested that the content of the petitions should be read in public.
Although Speaker Abdulazeez Garba Gafasa had briefly explained to him that according to Section ‘3’, sub-section (b) of the House Rules, there is no need for further explanation on the petition in public.
“We have given our committee to go through the petitions, look into the issues and report back to the House for further deliberations,” he said.