The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has finally spoken on the trending video where he was allegedly seen stuffing dollars in his pocket.
Recall that Daily Nigerian in 2018 released series of videos showing the governor allegedly collecting kickbacks from a contractor.
The Kano House of Assembly set up a committee to investigate the issue.
Ganduje finally on Friday evening in a BBC Hausa programme, A Fada A Cika, spoke on the allegation.
The Kano State Governor had spoken on the issue after Kabiru Sa’idu Dakata, asked him what he is doing to end corruption.
While answering the question, Ganduje said the videos are fake and that an underground investigation is ongoing on the matter.
“We will deal with those behind the fake videos aimed at tarnishing my image. No doubt the video is fake and we are on an underground plans and investigation which we will not reveal. But I assure you the video is fake and those behind it will be put to shame,” he said.
He added that those behind the video wanted to block his reelection bid but they failed and will be dealt.
“It is a lie and nothing of that nature ever happened. It was just a set up plan to stop me from contesting election and I have contested, they wanted to stop me from winning election and I have won. But that is not the big issue, the big one is we will deal with them.”
“Even your picture can be tempered with to show you doing something with your hand or head and you know it’s possible. People always tend to believe falsehood,” the governor added.
The governor also commented on many issues that affect Kano and its populace, which include sale of land, Kwari textile market and flyovers and projects his administration is working on.