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GANDUJEGATE: Kano Assembly Sets Up Probe Panel, As Impeachment Looms

by Our Reporter
The Kano house of assembly has set up a panel to investigate the bribery
allegation against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, according to

In a video trending online, Ganduje was seen collecting bundles of dollars
and putting them into his white dress known as ‘babanriga’ in the northern
part of Nigeria.

The video has generated a lot of reactions from Nigerians, with some
saying it is a dent on President Muhammadu Buhari’s corruption agenda
since the governor is a member of the ruling party.

Raising a motion on Monday, Labaran Madari, a member representing Warawa
constituency, said the assembly should investigate the authenticity of the
video and take necessary actions.

Madari said the videos had brought the institution of governance in the
state to disrepute.

The matter was seconded by Baffa Dan’Agundi, a member representing Kano

Alhassan Rurum, speaker of the house, therefore, constituted a seven-man
committee to investigate the matter and report back to the assembly.

Members of the committee include Baffa Dan’Agundi, Labaran Madari, Garba
Gafasa, Zubairu Masu, Ayuba Labaran, Abubakar Galadima, Garba Yau Gwarmai
and Mujtafa Amin.

Sources were quoted as saying the assembly is planning to serve the
governor impeachment notice as soon as the committee submits its report.

“This is a serious matter that should not be swept under the carpet. We
did preliminary investigation and found out the videos are genuine. The
committee is just mere formality,” said a member who was said to have
preferred anonymity.

“The governor confessed to some of us that it was real but he is now
trying to stop us from exercising our constitutional duty.”

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