Kaduna House of Assembly suspends 8 members after taking over legislative duties from LG

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has assumed legislative duties in Kagarko Local Government Area following the outbreak of unresolved crisis in the area.

The House of Representatives also suspended eight members of the local government sector indefinitely.

The affected councilor is Danjuma Padaro from Idda Ward. Adam Abdulaziz, Kagarko South Ward. Livinas Makama, Alibi District. and Samson Hazo, Katzgar district.

The rest is Kushe Ward’s Amos Ego. Idris Abubakar, Jere North Ward. Zakaria Musa, Kukui District. and Rabo Musa, Kurmin Jibrin Ward.

A source revealed that their suspension by the state legislature may not be unrelated to the illegal impeachment and gross violation of office of the Nasara Lab board chairman without due process.

On November 2, 2023, eight members of the 10th Congress impeached the Speaker while a special committee of the 10th Congress investigated allegations of misappropriation of funds against him.

The Speaker’s removal letter dated November 3, 2023, signed by the Parliamentary Secretary, Sakinatsu Idris, stated that the accusations against Mr. Rabo were baseless and ordered his immediate reinstatement.

The official said the eight City Council members were so desperate that they refused to follow the impeachment guidelines.

“They even refused to allow a fair hearing,” he said.

In a separate development, the 10th Parliament, through the Clerk of the House, ordered the immediate suspension of eight local government members in a letter dated November 20, 2023, addressed to the Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and the reinstated Speaker.

The letter states that, based on the oversight function of the Special Committee on Local Government, the 10th Congress has resolved to suspend eight councilors indefinitely until further notice, and requests me to be notified. I explained that I had given instructions.

The affected MPs are also not expected to be seen near the secretariat pending an investigation.

The Ministry should inform the affected Kagarko Municipality MPs and the Local Civil Service Service Commission about this development, and the Ministry should not involve the affected MPs in any official activities while the investigation is ongoing. he added.

Members of Parliament are directed to surrender all government property/documents in their possession to the Clerk of the Legislative Council until further notice.

Source: dailypost.ng

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