Two legislators in Zamfara’s state House of Assembly have been suspended for suspected links to bandits.
Suspended for a period of three months were two legislators from different constituencies: Yusuf Muhammad from Anka and Ibrahim T. Tukur Bakura from Bakura.
Members of parliament will not participate in the assembly until investigations into the allegations against them are completed, according to Mustapha Jafaru Kaura, Director General of Assembly Press Affairs and Public Relations.
A House Committee on Ethics and Privileges hearing has been scheduled for them as well as security agencies mandated by law to look into their activities.
As part of the resolutions passed in the House plenary session presided over by Speaker Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya, Kaura stated, “These are part of the urgent public significance motions.”
After the oaths were taken by all members, Hon Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma, the member representing Maru North, led the discussion on the topic and called attention to the “hot problem” in the House.