Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday denied the bribery allegation levelled against him by an online newspaper, Daily Nigeria.
Although the governor could not appear before the Kano State House of Assembly Committee investigating the allegation, he was represented by the Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, and the Commissioner of Justice, Ibrahim Mukhtar.
Presenting a letter from the governor to the lawmakers, Mr Garba said the allegation was mischievous and an attempt by Ganduje’s political opponents to undermine his credibility.
According to him, the content the governor’s message to the committee is a stark reminder to all politicians that the pursuit of democratic sustainability comes with a steep price.
The commissioner stressed that the governor remained one of those political figures who have the fortitude to pursue a better tomorrow against many odds.
In his remarks, Chairman of the House Committee, Mr Baffa Babba, commended the governor for his foresight in responding to the lawmakers’ request.