Alleged gross misconduct: Kano Assembly sets up 8-man panel to investigate Emir Sanusi
Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday has set up an eight-man committee, to investigate and report on a petition submitted by an association and an individual, leveled on Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II, bothering on an alleged violation of norms, culture, value, and religion.
This was just as a lawmaker representing Dala local government area of the state, Hon. Lawal Useni while speaking on the petition, rejected the adoption of the petition, because the petitioners failed to vividly state their prayers or allegation against Emir Sanusi II.
However, the Speaker of the House rejected his objection, saying already the committee had been constituted before his move.
The groups are Kano State for Promotion of Education and Culture and Mohammed Mukthar Ja’en Yamma, Gwale local government, on the petition, the two groups appealed to the lawmakers investigate the alleged purported misconduct and took an appropriate stand on it.
During the Assembly plenary session, the chairman, Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Zubairu Hamza Massu tabled the petitions against the Emir before the Assembly, disclosing that the petitioners attached video clips, backing the allegations against Emir Sanusi.
Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Abdulaziz 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) seeks that the content of the petitions is immediately made known to the Assembly, but Speaker Gafasa overruled him, saying his objection was belated and against Section 3 (B) of the Assembly Rules since the petitions have already been referred to a Committee.
However, the committee on public petition was mandated to investigate a petition submitted before the house by an association and an individual over the attitude and character of the emir which they claimed was in dispute to the culture and religion.
The committee which was headed by the deputy speaker of the house, Hamisu Chidare and Severn others were given one week to investigate and submit its reports as well as recommend appropriate action to be taken after extensive deliberations by the house.
This is not the best of times for Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, as Kano state House of Assembly is now working on two strong petitions brought before it on Wednesday, accusing the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) of violating traditional, cultural and religious values.
The petitioners said they attached strong evidence of video clips with the petitions they raised against the Kano monarch.
It would be recalled that reports that efforts made by journalists to get Emir Sanusi’s side of the story proved abortive as at the time of writing this report.