[FILE PHOTO] Kwankwaso and GandujeSupporters of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso yesterday challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other related Commission (ICPC) to probe alleged Governor Abdullai Ganduje’s $5million bribery.
Acting under the aegis of Kwankwasiyya Youth Wing, they urged Kano residents and Nigerians to massively reject the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at all levels in the 2019 general elections.
Chairman of the group, Kabiru Gets Haruna, made the call while addressing its members at the 62nd birthday anniversary of Senator Kwankwaso, who represents Kano Central disctrict.
Meanwhile, ICPC has responded that said it has not received any official petition to commence investigation on the matter.
Spokesperson to the ICPC Rasheedat Okoduwa, said in a telephone interview with The Guardian.
She said: “When we get a petition concerning a sitting governor or his deputy, our law states that we can do a preliminary investigation to ascertain the credibility of the petition to see whether it has such stand
“Once we do that preliminary investigation and discover that it has a stand, we cannot do a full scale investigation by ourselves.
“We will then forward that petition and what we have found to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, who would appoint an independent council to do full investigation with administrative support from ICPC.”
She added that the commission needs something to work on, which is something that has credibility to it that we can work, citing Section 52 of the ICPC law.
Also, a coalition of Youth Advocates for Justice and Good Governance in Nigeria (CYAJGGN) has demand the immediate suspension of Ganduje to enable thorough investigation.
A statement in Kano by its National Coordinator, Muslihu Yusuf Ali, also demand the resignation of Ganduje if found guilty.