Kano Assembly Speaker resigns

The Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, has resigned amidst allegation of a financial transaction between him and the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

This was made known in a letter read at plenary by the Deputy Speaker, Ibrahim Chidariof, on Monday, who said Rurum resigned to protect his image due to allegations bordering on corruption levelled against him by some of the members.

The former speaker was alleged to have collected N100 million from Aliko Dangote but failed to share the money with the members.

He had earlier denied the allegation and threatened to sue an online media group that first published the report.

Shortly after the letter was read and accepted, the lawmakers elected the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Atta as the new Speaker.

Atta, who represents Fagge constituency, was nominated for the position by Babangida Yakudima and Zubairu Mamuda and the nomination was unanimously accepted by the members, including Rurum who was at the sitting.

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