Former governor of Kano State and senator representing Kano central, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, says he had prior knowledge of the bribery video allegations against Governor Ganduje.
According to him, he pleaded with those responsible for the video not to release the video but they ignored him and went ahead to release the clips.
Kwankwaso went ahead to describe the videos as an embarrassment to the state and its people.
Also, Kwankwaso submitted that President Muhammadu Buhari must have been misinformed to have said he diverted state funds for other uses.
He made the clarification when he featured on Aminchi FM, a radio station in Kano state.
He said the projects being referred to were initiated and left behind by Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano, not him.
“The president was misinformed, he has no idea about what is going on in Kano,” he said.
“There is no project left behind by me that was completed by Ganduje. What he completed are the former Governor Shekarau’s uncompleted projects, not mine.
“I instructed my supporters not to react to that as there was no need because those informing the president lied to him.”
Recall that President Buhari, while speaking to the Nigerian community in France earlier in the month, commended Ganduje for continuing and completing the projects started by Kwankwaso, his predecessor.
The president said someone else could have diverted funds meant for completing the projects.
Although Buhari did not mention the name of Kwankwaso during the speech, it was clear the President was referring to Kwankwaso.
“I compliment the governor for doing so much. He invited me, I went to Kano, the good projects started by Kwankwaso in education and healthcare, which is [where] a lot of emphasis should be made for ordinary Nigerians, the majority, poor Nigerians, Ganduje completed them.”
“If it were another person, he could have left them to show them this is the project he started, he diverted the balance to go and contest for presidency, instead of completing it,” Buhari had said.
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