The Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa, and two other House Speakers have resigned.
Gafasa announced his resignation in a letter to the parliamentary account dated December 14.
“I am Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa, I am announcing to you and the rest of the public that I have resigned from my post from the date listed above for personal reasons,” part of the letter stated.
However, a source told the BBC that the speaker had resigned as lawmakers tried to remove him from office.
Lawmakers gathered at the Bristol Palace Hotel in Kano on Monday to impeach their president, but Abdulaziz Gafasa went there to try but failed to win.
Lawmakers said their failure to protect their interests by protecting the interests of the state government was one of the reasons for his removal.
They also accused him of discriminating against some of them, including members of his APC party.
The new speaker of parliament, Hon. Hamisu Ibrahim Cidari, who is also Abdulaziz Gafasa’s deputy, is expected to be elected later today.
Crisis has erupted in the Kano State House of Assembly since Governor Abdullahi Ganduje sought the removal of King Muhammadu Sanusi II (retired) from the Kano State House of Assembly, which resulted in the suspension of five members of the House.