Kano State governor. Abdullahi Ganduje has accused his predecessor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, of funding his presidential marketing campaign with funds budgeted for highway building within the state.
Ganduje made the revelation on Wednesday on the inauguration of marketing campaign committees for his re-election bid. He additionally vowed to analyze Kwankwaso over a multi-billion Naira highway venture. He revealed that the problem had been taken to the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) for investigation.
In keeping with Ganduje, thus far, investigation by EFCC revealed how Kwankwaso used cash budgeted for the development of five-kilometre roads within the 44 native governments of Kano state for his presidential marketing campaign in 2015.
In his phrases: “I used to be the deputy governor when the venture was conceived. Ninety per cent of the full sum of the contract was offered by the 44 native governments whereas the remaining 10 per cent was offered by the state authorities.
Nonetheless, Kwankwaso collected the 90 per cent from the 44 native authorities, paid the mobilisation charge and funded his presidential marketing campaign with the remaining stability. The Kwankwasiyya individuals have began campaigning with the 5km highway venture, however I’ll expose them.”
He additionally alleged that EFCC found that the funds have been transformed to . Nonetheless, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam, a commissioner below Kwankwaso’s authorities, stated the allegation raised by Ganduje was a ploy by the governor to “to divert individuals’s consideration”.
It was confirmed by Abdulsalam, who’s the operating mate to the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf, that the contract took impact throughout Kwankwaso’s tenure however originated from Ganduje’s workplace when he was the deputy governor and commissioner for native authorities.
“Let him inform the general public how the contract was awarded, what occurred to it and who the contractors are. The 5km highway venture was not the case investigated by the EFCC and it’s not Ganduje that took the case to EFCC. The EFCC has completed that case,” he stated. Ganduje, himself, has in latest instances been riddled with corruption allegations. He was just lately revealed in a leaked video allegedly amassing kickbacks from contractors.