Some members of the national assembly from Kano state have said that the promise made to President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress that they will deliver five million votes in the 2019 presidential election remains unshaken.
This is even as the lawmakers, under the aegis of Kano APC caucus of the National Assembly, passed a vote of confidence on the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, saying that despite the scarcity of funds, he has performed very well and should be appreciated and supported.
This endorsement is coming on the heels of mounting allegations of bribery backed by alleged viral videos on the internet suggesting that the governor collected kickbacks to the tune of five million dollars from contractors. The governor denied any wrongdoing, insisting the videos were doctored.
In a statement signed by Senator Kabiru Gaya, and thirteen other lawmakers, including members of the house of representatives, the Kano caucus blamed the opposition for the “smear campaign” against the governor.
They said no amount of blackmail and subterfuge can obliterate the excellent work that Ganduje has done and is still doing in Kano State.