Five lawmakers suspended by the Kano State House of Assembly on Tuesday, resumed sitting after a Federal High Court in Kano ordered their immediate reinstatement.
Recall that the suspended lawmakers had on May 16, 2020 went to court, asking it to set aside their suspension and allow them to return to their legislative duties, which the court granted.
One of the suspended members, Bello Butubutu, member representing Tofa/Rimin Gado Constituency, told newsmen after Tuesday’s plenary that their resumption was a testimony to the independence of the judiciary.
Butubutu, who spoke on behalf of other suspended lawmakers, lauded the judiciary for proving its independence and ensuring justice prevailed with regard to their suspension.
He said the court order was a clear indication that the judiciary was doing its best to ensure justice to all.
“We also commend the leadership of the House of Assembly for accepting the court order and allowing us to resume our normal sitting,” he said.
The five lawmakers suspended for alleged misconduct and violation of the House rules during the debate on a motion to investigate dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, are Labaran Abdul Madari, Bello Bututu, Isyaku Ali, Garba Ya’u and Maje Gwangwazo.