National Assembly members from Kano state elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have stated that the governor, Umar Ganduje’s performance in Kano State cannot be under-emphasized.
The lawmakers at a press briefing at the National Assembly on Thursday said the governor has performed well and deserves reelection.
“As major stakeholders in Kano State, we hereby state unequivocally that His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has performed creditably well in the saddle of captainship of the State and has therefore earned our unalloyed support and vote of confidence,” they said in a statement.
Their support is coming at a time the governor in enmeshed in a bribery scandal, a matter presently in court. The EFCC has said it was handicapped in investigating the case as Mr Ganduje’s enjoys constitutional immunity from criminal proceedings.
Daily Nigerian, an online media platform, published two clips appearing to show Mr Ganduje taking bribes from contractors.
The lawmakers stated that the opposition in the state was not happy over Ganduje’s “outstanding” performance and the popularity it had brought him.
They alleged that opposition politicians were busy plotting to “discredit and tarnish the image of the “highly rated governor” apparently to slow him down.’’
The News agency of Nigeria reports that the lawmakers did not identify the opposition politicians, neither were they specific about the alleged plot against the governor.