- Abdulazeez Ganduje is said to have left the country after asking the EFCC to probe his mum, Hajia Hafsat, for her alleged involvement in fraud
- In the report made to the EFCC, the first son of the governor claimed he was swindled by his mother who is also the first lady of Kano state
- Insiders say due to his action, Abdulazeez and his family have fled to a northern African country to avoid his parents
Kano - Abdulazeez Ganduje, the first son of the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, has reportedly fled to Egypt with his family after exposing his mother’s alleged corruption.
Abdulazeez had dragged his mum, Hafsat Ganduje, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for alleged corruption.
Daily Nigerian newspaper reports that the governor’s son left the country immediately after filing the petition to avoid the “wrath of his parents.”
A source quoted in the report said:
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“Abdulazeez left Nigeria for Egypt with his family immediately after filing the petition. He told us he would remain there until the father leaves office. He has avoided his parents and went underground since the beginning of the crisis.”
How the case against the Kano state first lady became public
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the first son of the Kano state governor reported his mum to the EFCC.
The wife of the governor, however, shunned an invitation extended to her by the EFCC, to report for questioning, after Abdulazeez filed the complaint.
The governor's son is said to have complained over a bribery and land fraud case against his mother.
Governor Ganduje speaks on his viral dollar-stuffing video
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.”
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.