The Kano State House of Assembly has commenced an investigation of the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II over alleged violation of Kano Traditional, Cultural norms and values and Islamic religious tenant abuses.
The move has been viewed as an alleged act to remove the Emir from his throne by the State Government.
A petition written to the House by Kano Society for the Promotion Education and Culture and also one Muhammad Mukthar Jain was read on the Floor of the Assembly by the Committee Chairman of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Zubairu Hamza Namasu.
The petitioners according to the Committee Chairman, Hon. Namasu are accusing Emir of alleged violation of Kano Cultural, Traditional norms and values and Islamic Religious tenants.
They prayed the house to take it as a matter of urgency, investigate the Emir and mete out appropriate punishment on him.
The Speaker of the House, Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa, after deliberating on the petition, inaugurated an eight Man Committee headed by the Deputy Speaker, Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari, with Majority Leader, Kabiru Hassan Dashi, Chief Whip Tasiu Ibrahim and all the members of the House Public Complaints and Petitions Committee as members of the Emir’s Investigation Standing Committee.
However, a member representing Dala local government Lawal Hussaini Dala a PDP member objected that the content of the petition should be read openly on the Floor of the Assembly.
But the Speaker Garba Gafasa rejected his submission since there was already a committee set up to investigate the Emir
The Speaker said the Committee is empowered by section 3 sub section (B) of the house rules to conduct investigation on the matter and submit their findings in the next one week