The senator representing Kano Central, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, said, yesterday, he was aware of the video which showed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State allegedly receiving money from some contractors, but did everything possible to stop the release to the public to no avail.
He also said President Muhammadu Buhari was misinformed that he diverted Kano State’s money for his presidential campaign and that Governor Ganduje completed the projects he abandoned. Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, stated this on a live programme on Aminchi FM in Kano.
Kwankwaso Senator Kwankwaso said he pleaded with the Publisher of the online newspaper, Daily Nigerian, which released the video, but noted that they refused to heed his plea.
His words: “I was aware of the video clips before they were released to the public and I pleaded that they should not be released, but they didn’t listen to me. NAICOM restructures, creates 20 state branches “I am not happy that the video clips were made public because it is an embarrassment to the state and its people, including myself.”
News of release of the video, which was recorded in 2017, broke last October after the governor was accused of collecting $5 million described as bribe from some contractors operating in the state, who were said to have recorded the development.