Ganduje shuts Kano assembly to stop speaker’s impeachment

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has desecrated the legislature with his order to the police to shut the state house of assembly complex.

Ganduje ordered the closure of the assembly by the police to protect the speaker, Abdullahi Ata, from imminent impeachment.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that already nearly 30 members of the 44-member house have appended their signatures in support of Mr Ata’s impeachment.

“The impeachment was imminent but for the closure of the Assembly,” a member of the house who preferred not to be named told the newspaper.

“We have been managing the speaker for some time, but we realise he has become docile and unable to press for the demands of the legislators before the governor.

“The sealing of the Assembly by the state government because of plan to impeach him speak volume of his unholy alliance with the executive.

“His alliance with the executive negates the principles of separation of power.”

The Director-General, Media and Publicity Aminu Yasser, denied knowledge of the deployment of police to lock up the assembly, saying the governor was away in Dutse.

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