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Kabiru Rurum 'I resigned to pave way for investigation', Ex-Kano Speaker

Rumum allegedly collected N100 million from a business mogul, believed to be Dangote, to stop the corruption probe of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

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Alhaji Kabiru Rurum

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The Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, who resigned on Monday, July 4, amidst corruption allegation said he stepped down to protect his image and give way for investigations.

Rumum allegedly collected N100 million from a business mogul, believed to be Dangote, to stop the corruption probe of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

He was said to have failed to share the money with other lawmakers, hence he was exposed.

The Speaker had denied the allegation and threatened to sue the online media which first published the report.

On Monday, July 3, he tendered his resignation letter at plenary by the Deputy Speaker, Ibrahim Chidariof, who presided over the sitting.

"I, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, decided to step down as Speaker, Kano House of Assembly to pave way for investigation into series of financial allegations against my person," the letter reads.

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It continues, "the events of few weeks revolving around financial mis-appropriation has made it important for me to resign to preserved my name, and that of my family.

"After wide consultations and the fact that my reputation and public image has been brought to disrepute, I have no options than to throw in the towel for justice to take its course.

"The first job of the Speaker is to protect the institution, which I so much valued and loved. It is my plan to serve as a Speaker to the end, but Allah destined today as the end of stewardship to protect my integrity, that of my family, friends, supporters and the cause of my constituency.

"It is my view that the pro-longed leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to this institution, and to this end I hereby step aside as Speaker to enable the House investigate the allegation."

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

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