The Kaduna State House of Assembly has lifted the suspension of its former deputy speaker, Alhaji Muktar Isa-Hazo, member representing Basawa constituency.
Isa-Hazo and three other members have been suspended for more than a year.
The decision followed a motion tabled by Alhaji Ahmad Muhammad, a member representing the Zaria Kewaye constituency during the plenary session in Kaduna, a
Mohammed said: “I stand before you to refresh your memory that sometime in April last year I tabled a motion for the suspension of four members of the assembly.
Namely, Alhaji Mukhtar Isa Hazo, former deputy speaker, Salisu Isa, member representing Magajin Gari constituency, Alhaji Yusuf Liman of Makera/Kakuri and Nuhu Goroh Shadalafiya, representing Kagarko constituency.
“I am here today to plead on behalf of one of them, Alhaj Mukhtar Isa-Hazo of Basawa constituency, to the Honorable Speaker and Members of the House, who has argued publicly on more than one occasion and on several occasions.
“Due to the remorse he showed, I beg the speaker to investigate his case and recall him to the chamber to continue his legislative task.”
He said this would serve as an example for the other three members to publicly ask for forgiveness so that they could be recalled.
“It is our prayer that hopefully they will be with us again at the next plenary session.” he begged.
In response, the chairman, Alhaji Yusuf Zailani, said he would never reject the request as he waits for the other three members to do the same.
He instructed the clerk to communicate the decision to Isa-Hazo so that he can return and continue his legislative work.
“The God we all serve is a forgiving one, and if someone hurts you and you forgive, the Almighty will also forgive your own sin.
“It’s a great day for me today when one of my friends filed a motion to call my other friends back home, and come what may, Hazo is my friend and will remain so,” he said.
Isa-Hazo and the three other members were suspended on 11 August 2020 for causing disturbances during the plenary session.
Their nine-month suspension, which ended in April 2021, was also extended by the assembly for failing to apologize to the House.
One of those involved in the alleged spat was former assembly chairman Aminu Abdullahi-Shagali, whose seat was declared vacant and by-election was conducted by INEC for the Sabongari constituency, which he represented.