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Kano: Kwankwaso’s son-in-law, Yusuf dares Ganduje to probe his predecessor for corruption

January 15, 2019 10:39 AM
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kano State, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf, has challenged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to go ahead with his planned probe of ex-governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso.

Yusuf, who was the Commissioner of Works during Kwankwaso’s tenure as governor, spoke yesterday during a radio programme in Kano.

However, the PDP gubernatorial hopeful who is also Kwankwaso’s son-in-law, said it was shocking for Ganduje, being the deputy governor and Commissioner for Local Governments during Kwankwaso’s tenure to contemplate probing a project he was part of.

“I was the commissioner of Works and Housing then (Kwankwaso’s tenure); my ministry ought to have been in charge of that project but Ganduje claimed it, and it was his office that gave out the contracts and paid the contractors mobilization up to about 40 per cent,” Yusuf said.

“It was when we discovered that after several months, virtually in all the sites of the project not up to 5 per cent of work was achieved that Kwankwaso set up an investigation committee which I chaired to look at the reasons behind the delay. The report is with us and at that time we also disseminated it to most of the contractors,” he said.

Yusuf said it was absurd for Ganduje to use the same project he failed to accomplish to achieve cheap political goal.


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