The Kano State House of Assembly’s ad hoc committee investigating the bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has resolved to continue with its probe despite a ruling by the court asking all parties in the matter to maintain status quo.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of the committee, Baffa Babba, at a news conference in Kano on Tuesday, a day after the State High Court sitting in Kano ordered the parties involved in the matter to ‘maintain status quo ante’ pending the hearing of a motion on notice seeking to stop the probe.
Babba insisted that the court did not specifically mention that the committee should stop the investigation into the video published by the online news site, Daily Nigeria, allegedly showing the governor receiving a cash bribes.
“We will respect the court but the order in question obtained by the Lawyers For Sustainable Democracy In Nigeria only states that we should maintain status quo, and we intend to maintain that status quo and we will proceed with our investigations,” he said.
The court injunction of Monday came days after Governor Ganduje, represented by the State Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, wrote a letter to the committee denying the allegation.