#GandujeGate: Group calls for governor’s impeachment

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The Coalition of Youth Advocates for Justice and Good Governance in Nigeria has called on Kano State House of Assembly to impeach the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, over alleged video clips showing him collecting bribe from contractors in hard currency, amounting to $5 million.
The Coalition of Youth Advocates for Justice and Good Governance in Nigeria has called on Kano State House of Assembly to impeach the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, over alleged video clips showing him collecting bribe from contractors in hard currency, amounting to $5 million.

By Muhammad Bashir

The Coalition of Youth Advocates for Justice and Good Governance in Nigeria has called on Kano State House of Assembly to impeach the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, over alleged video clips showing him collecting bribe from contractors in hard currency, amounting to $5 million.

The national coordinator of the group, Muslihu Yusuf-Ali, in a press conference in Kano on Sunday, called on the committee assigned to probe the matter to be just and fair in its duty.

He however called on Mr Ganduje to honorably resign if he is found guilty of the allegations, noting that his resignation would save his image and by extension the entire Kano State in the country.

“We are demanding for the immediate impeachment of the executive Governor of kano state Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje based on the bribery allegation leveled against him by Daily Nigerian.

“We also call on members of House of Assembly to be fair and transparent in investigating the allegations and to also know that all eyes are on them.

“This will indeed save his image and the image of our dear state. We are always against corruption and bad governance,” he said.

The assembly on Thursday invited the publisher/editor-in-chief of DAILY NIGERIAN, Jaafar Jaafar, to appear before the panel investigating the authenticity of Mr Ganduje’s bribe-taking video clips published by the online newspaper.

In a letter dated October 18 and signed by the secretary of the committee, Mujtaba Ameen, the House invited Mr Jaafar to appear before the committee on Thursday, October 25.

In a political programme, titled Ko wanne gauta, aired on Freedom Radio in Kano on Friday, Mr Jaafar said he would honour the invitation.