From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari came under severe attack by members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday when he attempted making observations over petitions against the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11 before the floor of the Assembly.
The Deputy Speaker who is also the chairman of the expanded eight-man Committee on Public Complaints and Petitions directed by the Assembly to handle the petitions against Emir Sanusi was physically attacked by the opposing members, who attempted seizing the mace.
The Mace was, however, rescued by security men and the Sergeant of Arm.
Following the crisis, the Assembly temporarily closed session for a brief break.
The AUTHORITY reports that more storms are gathering for the Emir Sanusi as Kano state House of Assembly last 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.
As at the time of filling this report, security has been beefed up around Kano state House of Assembly and parts of Kano metropolis.