Kano State House of Assembly, on Monday, constituted a seven-man ad hoc committee to investigate and unravel the authenticity of a purported video clip showing the State Governor, Dr Abddullahi Ganduje, allegedly receiving a bribe from a contractor.
The constitution of the committee comes after a motion of urgent public importance moved at the plenary session by a member representing the Warawa Constituency, Alhaji Labaran Madari, which was seconded by a member representing the Kano Municipal Constituency, Baffa Babba Danagundi, Punch writes.
During the plenary, the Majority Leader, Danagundi, counselled the executive arm of government to suspend its decision to take a legal action against the Daily Nigerian – publishers of the viral clip – insisting that the House should have been given a time frame to investigate the alleged video clip.
Presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Al-Hassan Rurum, the House constituted the committee to investigate the matter and submit its reports within one month.
The committee, headed by the Majority Leader, Danagundi, has the Chief Whip, Madari; Zubairu Massu, Garba Ya’u Gwarmai, Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa, and Abubakar Uba Galadima, as members, while Mr Mujitaba Aminu will serve as Secretary of the committee.
Ganduje had earlier denied the allegations, threatening to sue the publishers, but then situation was turned on its head when another clip showing the governor receiving bribes was released yesterday.