Kano Assembly suspends Emir Sanusi’s investigation

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Kano State House of Assembly has suspended indefinitely its investigation of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II on the finance of the Kano Emirate Council.

The Assembly is  investigating the traditional ruler of inciting public against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, the state’s religious and traditional leaders.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Kabiru Rurumi, said the house is standing down the probe following intervention by Governor Ganduje.

The governor, according to the Speaker pleaded with the lawmakers to step down the probe.

In his letter, Governor Ganduje said he was calling for the investigation to be dropped as a result of interventions by highly-placed personalities in the matter

Mr. Ganduje said although he was reluctant to interfere in the activities of the state’s legislative arm, he was appealing to the lawmakers to “temper justice with mercy” and allow peace prevail.

“Much as I recognize your independence as a separate arm of government and who has right to investigate the emir, I am pleading with you to allow peace prevail,” he stated.

He said there had been a meeting in Kaduna over the matter “at the instance of some governors”.

“There is no gainsaying (the fact) that the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II has admitted all his faults and mistakes and agreed to make adjustment. I think at this juncture, we should allow peace as been achieved to continue,” the governor said.

The House subsequently resolved to drop the probe.

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