- EFCC has been urged to probe Governor Ganduje for allegedly withdrawing N235.5 million from the state government treasury
- According to a civil society group in Kano state, the money has been allocated to different local governments where INEC is scheduled to hold a re-run election
- The group said it is aware that the commission has asked Nigerians to report any incidence of vote buying to the appropriate authority
A civil society group in Kano state has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for allegedly withdrawing N235.5 million from the state government treasury ahead of the supplementary election.
This is contained in a petition by the group to EFCC entitled “Petition against Kano state government over attempt to buy votes ahead of the 23rd March 2019 re-run gubernatorial election in Kano” signed by Kabiru Saidu Dakata, and Abdulrazaq Alkai, co-conveners of the group, Leadership reports.
The petition read: “We wish to draw your attention to a suspicious withdrawal of N235,500,000 from the Kano state government treasury through the ministry for local governments.
“The said amount has been allocated to different local governments where INEC is scheduled to hold a re-run election on 23/03/2019 in Kano state.
“The group is aware of the effort your commission is putting to curb the menace of vote buying, especially by encouraging Nigerians to report incidence of vote buying to your commission, either through the already shared phone numbers or through other means."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Ganduje of Kano has been challenged by the PDP’s gubernatorial candidate in the state, Abba Kabir Yusuf, to continue with the probe of former governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso.
Ganduje had said he would probe his predecessor, Kwankwaso, over the misappropriation of over multi-billion naira meant for series of 5 kilometre road projects in 44 local governments in the state.
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