- There seems to be disunity at the moment in the first family of Kano state as a case with the EFCC indicates rancour within the Ganduje clan
- According to reports, the eldest son of the state governor has dragged his mum to the anti-graft commission for alleged fraud
- Abdulazeez wants the EFCC to probe his mum, Hajia Hafsat, for her alleged involvement in a case where he claimed he was swindled
Abdulazeez is the eldest son of Kano governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje and his mum, Hajia Hafsat, is the first lady of the state.
According to the report, the wife of the governor shunned an invitation extended to her by the EFCC, to report for questioning, last week, after Abdulazeez filed a complaint.
The governor's son is said to have complained over a bribery and land fraud case against his mother.
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Recall that in March 2021, Governor Ganduje claimed that the videos showing him stuffing bales of dollars into his pockets in 2018 were doctored.
He said in an interview:
“The video is fake and we are preparing to prove that. But I cannot preempt what we are doing with regard to that. I am assuring you this video is fake and all those that are behind it would be put to shame.”
Ganduje further said he sued Daily Nigerian, which first published the videos in 2018, demanding N3billion in damages.
ICPC wars against political corruption in the polity
Meanwhile, ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has declared that political corruption is punishable under the electoral act.
This was stated by the ICPC chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasonye, SAN who was represented by Mohammed Ashiru Baba; director, public enlightenment and education, ICPC at a town hall meeting recently in Abuja.
The theme of the event attended by a Legit.ng reporter, was Building Community Resilience Against Electoral Corruption to Promote Good Governance.
APC accused of mismanaging Nigeria
In a related development, the spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has berated the APC, over its management of Nigeria, saying that by 2023, the ruling party would have completely wrecked the country.
According to him, the next political party to take over the helms of leadership in 2023 would have the herculean task of fixing the country.
He said the country’s current challenge is not just as a result of banditry and kidnapping activities but leadership failure.