Lawmakers at Kano House of Assembly, on Thursday invited the publisher of DAILY NIGERIAN, Jaafar Jaafar, over the viral Ganduje video which captured the Kano Governor allegedly collecting bribe from contractors in the state.
In the letter from Kano House of Assembly, signed by the secretary of the committee investigating the viral Ganduje video, Mujtaba Ameen and dated October 18, the Daily Nigerian publisher, Jaafar was ordered to appear before the committee on Thursday, October 25.
However after receiving the letter, Daily Nigerian reported ‘our lawyers are currently studying the Assembly’s invitation letter and will write a reply as soon as possible’.
This is coming after we reported that Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje is facing possible impeachment as the state assembly began probe into his alleged bribe taking videos.
Raising a matter of urgent public importance on Monday, a member representing Warawa Constituency, Labaran Madari, said the assembly should investigate the authenticity of the video and take measures.
Madari stated that the videos had brought the institution of governance in the state to disrepute and therefore the need for the legislators to take urgent action. The matter was seconded by Baffa Dan’Agundi, a member representing Kano Municipal.
In response, the Speaker, Alhassan Rurum, constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the matter and report back to the Assembly. Members of the committee include Baffa Dan’Agundi (Kano Municipal) as chairman; Labaran Madari (Warawa) member; Garba Gafasa (Ajingi), member; and Zubairu Masu, (Sumaila) member.
Others are Ayuba Labaran (Kabo) member; Abubakar Galadima (Bebeji), member; Garba Yau Gwarmai (Kunchi/Tsanyawa), member and; Mujtafa Amin, secretary