Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to start an investigation of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State over video bribery allegations levelled against him.
This is the 5th video of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje. 10 more to go, is this what you voted in for, because what all Nigeria criminal politicians are doing. pic.twitter.com/TZ0jxCjw2z
— Jerome chimbiko (@chimbiko_jerome) November 10, 2018
Naija News learnt that the umbrella organisation of all registered political parties and political associations in a statement in Abuja, yesterday, by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu, chided the judiciary for stopping the governor’s investigation by the Kano State House of Assembly, accusing it of covering corrupt practices involving highly-placed individuals.
Arguing that “the burden of proof that the President Muhammadu Buhari government is covering corrupt members of his party is heavier now with the Federal Government’s continued silence over the allegations against the governor.
“We are amazed that EFCC has been looking the other way, while the allegations against the Kano State governor lingers but is quick to freeze the accounts of opposition parties’ states at the least suspicion of graft.
“We are totally behind the position of the state House of Assembly that the courts cannot stop it from carrying out its legislative duties and urge the lawmakers to conclude the investigation without fear or favour.
“It is shocking that instead of taking advantage of the fair hearing offered the governor by the state Assembly, Governor Ganduje chose to approach the court to stop the probe.
“We, therefore, demand immediate commencement of full investigation into the allegations by the EFCC within 14 days or be legally compelled to do so.”
EFCC is selective in prosecuting, the anti-graft agency works for the government in power right from when it was set up. There are many examples, Fayose and Ganduje are the most recent cases. Forget that eagle, efcc is a Cock pic.twitter.com/TEjtV8vgIh
— Wale Waley (@whaleyola) November 13, 2018
However, as published by Naija News in earlier reports, President Buhari has revealed in France that security operatives are already analysing the video which implicated Governor Ganduje of collecting bribe from contractors.