The Kano house of assembly has set up a panel to investigate the bribery allegation against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, according to DAILY NIGERIAN.
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 municipal.
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.”