I Resign So I Go Make Way For Investigation – Ex-Speaker, Kabiru Rurum


Alhaji Kabiru Rurum

The Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, wey resign on Monday, July 3, along with the plenty corrupt allegation wey dey against am say him step down to protect him image and give way for investigations.


Rurum still dey accused say him collect N100 million from one business mogul, wey the believe dey say na Dangote, to take stop the corruption probe of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

Him no come share the money with other lawmakers, na so the whole matter take cast.

The Speaker deny the allegation and him threaten to sue the online media wey first publish the report.

On Monday, July 3, him tender him resignation letter for meeting by the Deputy Speaker, Ibrahim Chidariof, wey preside over the sitting.

This na according to wetin him write;

“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,”.

Him continue, “the events of few weeks revolving around financial mis-appropriation has made it important for me to resign to preserve 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.”

After them read and accept the letter, the lawmakers elect the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Atta, as the new Speaker.