The Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly Kabiru Rurum Resigns.
According to report, the speaker was accused of cornering N100million allegedly given to them by billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, to shelve the probe of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
It was further reported that although the members of the assembly are bitter, the Speaker on Tuesday denied the allegation.
However, report by DailyNigerian revealed that available evidence showed that Rurum shared N2million each to some members before travelling to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj.
It was also gathered that the Speaker held a five-hour meeting with the six principal officers of the House at Makkah Hilton Hotel on Tuesday and apologized to them. Sources said the Chief Whip of the House, Labaran Madari, stood his ground, insisting that the Speaker must go to salvage the image of the House.
Members spearheading the impeachment told Newsmen that the signatures rose from 17 in the last two weeks to 32 on Monday.
“We have gathered enough signatures to perfect our move. The Speaker’s offences are too numerous. It is not the Dangote issue alone. We are just fed up with his numerous offences,” said a member who preferred not to be named.
The House is expected to reconvene on July 7.