From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
The storm is gathering for the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11 as Kano state House of Assembly on Wednesday received two petitions, accusing him of violating traditional, cultural and religious values.
A Civil Society Organization (CSO), the Kano Society for Promotion of Education and Culture (KSPEC) and Mr. Mohammed Muktar Ja’en in their separate petitions, urged the state House of Assembly to investigate alleged “abuse of office,” by Emir Sanusi.
When the Assembly resumed for Plennary Session, the chairman, Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Zubairu Hamza Massu briefed the Assembly on the petitions against the Emir.
He disclosed that the petitioners attached video clips, backing the allegations against Emir Sanusi.
Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Abdullaziz Garba Gafasa expanded the five-man standing Committee on Public Complaints and Petitions, including the Deputy Speaker, Chief Whip and Majority Leader to look into the petitions and get back to the Assembly within one week.
The Deputy Speaker, Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari is appointed the chairman of the expanded eight-man Committee.
During the Session, Hon. lawal Useni Dala (PDP) seek that the content of the petitions be immediately made known to the Assembly, but Speaker Gafasa overruled him, saying the his objection was belated and against Section 3 (B) of the Assembly Rules, since the petitions have already been referred to a Committee.
However, Emir Sanusi is yet to comment on the issue as at the time of filling in this report.