Kano Assembly Crisis: Lawmakers Settle Differences
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has waded into the crisis that almost engulfed the State House of Assembly following a threat by aggrieved lawmakers to impeach the Speaker and his deputy.
The spokesman of the aggrieved legislators and former Speaker of the House, Kabiru Rurum, announced at a news conference in Kano on Wednesday night that the lawmakers have agreed to shelve their plan to impeach the Speaker, Yusuf Ata, after the governor’s intervention.
“We wish to inform you that the Executive Governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, as well as party leadership in the state, have waded into the crisis that engulfed our assembly.
“They also ensured that the crisis ended in a no winner no vanquished. As loyal legislators of this honourable House who respect the supremacy of the leadership of the Executive Governor and party leaders in our state, we wish to state that we are in agreement with the decision taken,” he said.
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He said the concerned members were fully in support and in agreement with the decision taken during the meeting which took place on Tuesday night, May 15 at the Government House, Kano presided over by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje.
He said the agreement reached at the meeting includes the Speaker Yusuf Atta continuing as Speaker but his deputy now is the former Speaker Alhassan Rirum and majority leader now Muhammad Bello Butu Butu.
Other changes according to the members are Baffa Babba Danagundi now as the Chief Whip, while Sunusi Usman Batayya is to serve as deputy majority leader. Ayuba Labaran Durum is now the Majority Whip.
He said the House would reconvene on Thursday, May 17 for deliberation.
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