Gov Ganduje finally breaks silence On alleged ‘Dollar Bribery Video’

NEWS DIGEST – Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has again said the videos showing him stuffing bales of dollars into his pockets in 2018 were doctored.

The governor made the claim on Friday during an interview on the BBC Hausa programme, ‘Afada Acika’.

The Daily Nigerian newspaper had published the videos that immediately went viral on social media.

Speaking on Friday, Ganduje said the video was “cloned (manipulated) and those behind it would be brought to shame soon”.

“The video is fake and we are preparing to prove that. But I cannot preempt what we are doing with regard to that. I am assuring you this video is fake and all those that are behind it would be put to shame,” the governor said.

The videos that were serially published in 2018 by Daily Nigerian were said to have been recorded in 2017.

Ganduje had immediately described the video as ‘cloned’ and sued the newspaper’s publisher, Jafar Jafar.

The newspaper further alleged that the dollars were part of a $5 million the governor received from a government contractor.

Some of the videos were uploaded without audio, apparently to conceal the identity of the contractor.

The governor, in the audience participatory programme of the BBC Hausa, also responded to multiple questions from Kano residents on his government’s policies on privatisation of public asset.