Kano state government has decided to file a criminal case against an online publication Daily Nigerian and its publisher on defamation of character after it released an alleged clone and doctored video footage portraying Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje involved in an inappropriate conduct.
The Office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice is challenging the posting of the alleged cloned video that went viral in a court of law considering the gravity of the caricature, which indicates the extent to which mischievous elements can go to discredit public figures by wielding non-existent scandals against them.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Information Muhammad Garba said a mere observation of the alleged cloned video clearly shows that the video is doctored and disjointed with no material facts or evidence to prove the allegations, other than a callous attempt to tarnish the hard earned image of the office and the person of the Governor.
The Governor of Kano State wishes to once again emphatically debunk the allegation of receiving gratification of $5Million or any amount whatsoever from any person or body.
It is important to draw the attention of the general public to the fact that the alleger is a serial blackmailer and extorter.
We are also aware that the hidden motive is to reduce the popularity of the Governor and consequently affect the anticipated quantum of APC votes from Kano in the 2019 general elections.
While the state government is taking the legal action, we wish to assure the good people of Kano that the governor will remain focus and continue with laudable program that will add value to the lives of the people of the State.