Kano Assembly Adjourns Sitting Till June 30 Over Impeachment Threat To Speaker, Yusuf Abdullahi Ata
Armed policemen today have taken over the Kano State House of Assembly complex over alleged plan by some legislators to cause trouble in the House.
Heavily armed security personnel were seen keeping watch at the complex, preventing visitors from accessing the complex.
As earlier reported by Naija News, policemen were deployed to the complex earlier over alleged moves by some aggrieved members to impeach the Speaker, Alhaji Yusuf Abdullahi Ata.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state police command, SP Magaji Majiya, confirmed the development, saying that the deployment was to forestall a breach of peace.
“We need peace in the entire state so we will not allow anybody to tamper with prevailing peace and harmony being enjoyed in the state,” Majiya said.
Reacting to the development, the Kano State House of Assembly said in a statement signed by the Director of Press, Ali Bala Kofar Kudu, that the House had adjourned its plenary session from Monday, May 14 to June 30.
“The Kano State House of Assembly under the leadership of Rt Hon Yusuf Abdullahi Ata, the Speaker, have adjourned its plenary session from today Monday May 14, 2018 till the end of June 2018.
“The Adjournment is to allow members prepare for the month of Ramadan and Idil-Fitr. “The Speaker enjoined the members and the general public to make good use of the holy month in praying for forgiveness and progress of Kano State and Nigeria at large, “ the statement said.