Reports from very highly reliable sources close to the presidency have confirmed that president Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to protect the embattled Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje who was caught on video taking kickbacks and bribe in raw foreign currency, even as Transparency International Nigeria on Tuesday demanded an independent investigation.
Till date, the presidency has maintained sealed lips over the scandalous event even with the purported anti-corruption crusade of his government.
The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria (NBC) has allegedly issued a directive to all Broadcasting stations Nationwide not to broadcast anything to do with the matter. Similarly, print media especially newspapers and magazines have been barred from reporting the matter.
Some big political wits in the presidency are reportedly pressuring politicians from Kano to work to save Ganduje, and particularly not to impeach the governor as that could severely affect the electoral fortune of Buhari in the forthcoming 2019.
To date there is no single top member of the ruling APC facing corruption charges that has been arraigned irrespective of the magnitude of the offences and the availability of convincing evidence.
In another development, Transparency International Nigeria on Tuesday demanded an independent investigation into the $5 Million bribery allegation hanging on Kano state governor , Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
With additional information from Abu Hanifa Dadiyata