A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has reinstated the five lawmakers suspended from the state House of Assembly.
The lawmakers were suspended for allegedly opposing the planned dethronement of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II in March this year.
The lawmakers include Isyaku Ali Danja, representing Gezawa Constituency; Garba Ya’u Gwarmai, representing Kunchi/Tsanyawa Constituency; Labaran Abdul Madari, representing Warawa Constituency; Mohammed Bello, representing Rimingado/Tofa constituency and Salisu Ahmed Gwangwazo, representing Kano Municipal.
They had approached the court to challenge their suspension, arguing that it violated Section 109 of the 1999 Constitution as amended,
They had argued that this section of the constitution clearly stipulates and guarantees their tenure in office.
Delivering his judgment on the matter, Justice Lewis Alagoa, described the five lawmakers’ suspension as unconstitutional, null and void.
He also ordered the speaker of the house to pay the withheld entitlements of the suspended lawmakers forthwith.
The judge further said that the suspension of the lawmakers was a deprivation of their rights to participate freely in the affairs of the state.