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Kano gov replies Ganduje, claims his 8 months in better than predecessor’s eight years

Kano gov replies Ganduje, claims his 8 months in better than predecessor’s eight years

Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, on Sunday replied his predecessor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, over his claims of failure in governance, saying Ganduje’s eight-year tenure represented a huge failure.

Ganduje, the current National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), had accused Governor Yusuf of using diversionary tactics to cover up for his failure to deliver on his mandate in the state.

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A statement Ganduje’s chief press secretary, Edwin Olofu, said the governor is shifting public glare from the fact that “there is really nothing on the ground” in the state to justify the sharp increase in statutory allocations to the state since the inception of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration.

He was reacting to the decision of the Kano State Government to file criminal charges against him over alleged bribery of $413,000, and N1.38 billion.

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Yusuf’s spokesman, Sanusi Bature, in a statement on Sunday said Ganduje’s eight years was allegedly characterised by massive corruption, diversion of public funds and sales of government properties.

He said, “Our eight months in office have remarkably outweighed Ganduje’s eight wasted years of political caricature and maladministration by all standards.”

There were no indices to back this claim though.

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“We wish to reaffirm the present administration’s resolve and readiness to make anyone found guilty of corruption to face the full wrath of the law for their intentional wrongdoings.

“The administration of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf emphasises that it would leave no stone unturned to pursue the dollar video scandal to a logical conclusion. He therefore requests the release of the forensic investigation conducted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) on ‘Gandollar saga’ in 2018, for public consumption,” Bature wrote.

Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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