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Kano Assembly exonerates speaker over bribery allegation

Kano Assembly exonerates speaker over bribery allegation

- The Kano state House of Assembly has exonerated its speaker, Alhasan Rurum, over an allegation of collecting a bribe of about N100 million from Aliko Dangote

- The chairman of the committee, Hamza Sule Bichi, declared that the allegation is baseless

- Bichi maintained that the alleged giver of the bribe, Dangote, denied the allegation

Kano House of Assembly has exonerated its speaker, Kabir Alhassan Rurum, over allegation of receiving about N100 million from Africa richest's man, Aliko Dangote, during the investigation of financial misappropriation leveled against the Emir Malam Muhammad Sanusi.

Vanguard reports that the exoneration followed the adoption of the report submitted by a committee set up to investigate the allegations.

Presenting the report to the house, the committee chairman and member representing Bichi constituency, Hamza Sule Bichi said the allegation was baseless and unfounded as the alleged giver of the bribe, Aliko Dangote, denied the allegation.

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The speaker stepped aside for his deputy Hamisu Ibrahim Cidari to preside over the plenary while reading and adopting the report. Recall that the speaker resigned his position six months ago to give room for transparent investigation.

He later emerged as the deputy speaker two months ago following a crisis that was resolved by the Governor Ganduje where he remained until recently when the immediate past speaker, Yusuf Abdullahi Ata was impeached and he returned to the seat.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the speaker of the Kano state House of Assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, was expected to step aside over investigation in alleged corrupt practices. The speaker might step aside today, Monday, July 3 over allegations against him.

A source claimed that Rurum has tendered a letter to the House of his intention to step aside in order for a transparent investigation to be carried out. It was alleged that the speaker received the sum of N100 million from Alhaji Aliko Dangote in order to stop the probe and removal of Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi.

It was reported that the House would deliberate on the letter tendered by the Speaker. The new speaker, Yusuf Abdullahi Attah, who was sworn in after the resignation promised to maintain a cordial relationship with the executive.

In a related development, the Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, reconciled the two warring factions of the state House of Assembly.

Ganduje held a meeting late Tuesday, night with the two feuding factions according to a statement by the commissioner for information, Mohammed Garbage.

The press statement read: "Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has reconciled the two warring factions of the state House of Assembly.

"Following the reconciliation which brought the crisis to an end, the Assembly will reopen on Thursday to further consolidate the resolutions reached at the meeting.

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Source: Legit.ng

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