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Kaduna Assembly Lifts Suspension Of Former Deputy Speaker

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The Kaduna State House of Assembly has lifted the suspension of its former deputy speaker, Muktar Isa-Hazo, member representing Basawa constituency.

Recall that Isa-Hazo and three other members have been on suspension since August 2020.

Their suspension, which ended in April 2021, was later extended by the assembly because of their failure to apologise to the House.

Alhaji Ahmad Muhammad, member representing Zaria Kewaye constituency during plenary, on Wednesday in Kaduna, moved a motion for the ex-deputy speaker to be recalled.

Muhammad said: “I stand before you to refresh your memory that sometime in April last year, I raised a motion on the suspension of four members of the assembly.

“Namely, Alhaji Mukhtar Isa Hazo, former deputy speaker, Salisu Isa, member representing Magajin Gari constituency, Alhaji Yusuf Liman of Makera/Kakuri and Mr Nuhu Goroh Shadalafiya, representing Kagarko constituency.

“I am here today, to plead with the honourable speaker and the honourable members of the house on behalf of one of them, Alhaj Mukhtar Isa-Hazo of Basawa constituency, who has been pleading publicly more than once and on several occasions.

“Because of the remorse he showed, I am pleading with the speaker to look into his matter to recall him back to the chamber so as to continue with his legislative duty.”

According to the lawmaker, it would serve as an example to the other three members, to publicly ask for forgiveness so they could return to the Assembly.

Responding, the Speaker, Alhaji Yusuf Zailani said that he would never reject the request.

He directed the Clerk of the House to communicate the decision to Isa-Hazo, so that he will return and continue his legislative work.

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