Lawmakers Pass Vote Of Confidence On Ganduje, Despite Bribery Allegations

By Ikenga Chronicles November 30, 2018

Lawmakers Pass Vote Of Confidence On Ganduje, Despite Bribery Allegations

National Assembly members from Kano state elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have passed a vote of confidence on their embattled governor, Umar Ganduje, who is accused of receiving bribes.

The lawmakers at a press briefing at the National Assembly on Thursday said the governor has performed well and deserves re-election.

“As major stakeholders in Kano State, we hereby state unequivocally that His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has performed creditably well in the saddle of captainship of the State and has therefore earned our unalloyed support and vote of confidence,” they said in a statement.

Senator Barau Jibrin (Kano-North) and five members of the House of Representatives were present.

However, 16 lawmakers, comprising of two senators and 14 House members signed the statement.

Members of the House of Representatives on the signatory are Abdulmumin Jibrin, Nassiru Ahmed, Tijjani Jobe, Alhassan Doguwa, Abdullahi Gaya, Badamasi Ayuba and Bashir Baballe.

Others are Munir Danagundi, Aminu Suleiman, Mustapha Dawaki, Sulaiman Aliyu Romo, Muhammad Wudil, Muktar Chiromawa and Sani Bala.

Mr. Gaya read an already prepared statement summarising the views of his colleagues.

“We, members of the National Assembly from Kano State have viewed with satisfaction the exemplary performance of His Excellency, The Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in office since he assumed the mantle of leadership almost four years ago,” he said.

“Dr. Ganduje who came into office when a lot of factors seemed terribly against the tide of permeance for any State Chief Executive, especially the factor of economic downturn typified by the huge slide in the size of Federal Allocations accruable to the states, shocked many with his outstanding achievements in the various sectors ranging from infrastructural development to human capital development among others.”

The statement said the governor had initiated projects since he assumed office and completed those started by his predecessors.

The lawmakers said they made “bold to say that the leadership of His Excellency, Dr. Ganduje has brought unprecedented socio-economic development to Kano State such as never experienced.”

They also warned President Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of “roamers in the corridors of power who are more interested in their own personal ambition rather than the collective success of the Buhari Administration and have keyed into this devilish scheme not only to undermine His Excellency, Dr. Ganduje, but also to throw spanners into the electoral fortunes of Mr. President as far as Kano State politics is concerned.”

“No amount of blackmail and subterfuge can obliterate the excellent work that his Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has done and is still doing in Kano State. All hands must therefore be on deck to support Governor Ganduje to win his re-election in 2019 in order to continue his good works in the state.”