Kano Lawmakers Deny Receiving N17m From Governor Ganduje

Members of the Kano State House of Assembly who passed a vote of confidence on Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje last week have denied receiving N17.2m bribe from the governor.
Addressing newsmen yesterday, Majority Leader of the House, Yusuf Abdullahi Ata, debunked the bribe claim, saying the mastermind of the rumour had been arrested by the police.

Former media aide to ex-governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Sharu Garba Gwammaja, had claimed that governor Ganduje approved N17.2m for each of the 34 members who supported him.
Gwammaja said the money was shared to the members as bribe to declare support for the governor and renounce the red cap.
Yusuf Ata said the House had instituted a legal action against Gwammaja over the matter and he was arrested by the police.
He said: “This is a false allegation and an attempt to blackmail and tarnish the image of the Assembly members and the House will not take it lightly. We have reported to police and reports reaching us from them indicated that he was arrested”.
The House leader added that apart from the state Assembly, two senators and 19 of the 24 members of the House of Representatives from the state, chairmen of the 44 local government areas and chairmen and secretaries of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state had also declared support for Ganduje.

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