GandujeGate: Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil resigns as adviser

Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil
Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil

The Special Adviser to Kano State governor on Special Duties, Ibrahim Khalil, has resigned.

Although the cleric-cum-politician did not state his reason for dumping the governor, credible sources said Mr Khalil’s decision may not be unconnected with the video clips showing the governor receiving a bribe.

“Mallam is not happy with the issue of these video clips, and he is convinced that they are genuine. So he resigned from the government to protect his integrity,” said a source close to the cleric.

The governor is currently facing probe and imminent impeachment by Kano State House of Assembly over the issue.

Mr Khalil, who twice vied for a governorship seat in the state, is an influential religious leader in Kano.