The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday invited the embattled governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje, to appear before its an ad-hoc committee probing alleged bribe-taking videos of the governor.
DAILY NIGERIAN had on October 14 and 15 exclusively published two videos of showing Ganduje allegedly receiving bribe in dollars.
Following the dust raised by the videos, the Assembly constituted a committee on October 15 to establish the authenticity of the videos.
The publisher/editor-in-chief of DAILY NIGERIAN had testified before the committee on October 25, insisting that the videos were genuine.
Insiders told DAILY NIGERIAN that the governor is expected to appear before the committee on Friday.
Sources told this newspaper that the governor held a meeting with the speaker of the House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum, and some top government officials on Tuesday.
During the meeting, insiders said the governor pleaded with the speaker not to invite him to testify before the committee.
“The governor was angry with the speaker as he refused to cover up the matter. The only option now left is to plot the speaker’s removal,” said a source.
“But the removal of the speaker appears very difficult as he has the control of more than two third of the house.”
According to Daily Nigerian the governor’s spokesman, Salihu Yakasai, neither answered our reporter’s call nor replied an SMS seeking confirmation.
However Solacebase contacted Kano State House of Assembly Director Press, Ali Bala Kofar Kudu said he was not aware of the invitation of the governor to appear before it on Friday.