The lawmaker representing Kano North Senatorial District, Senator Barau Jibrin, has dismissed the viral alleged videos of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje showing how he was bribed by contractors.
Jibrin, while reacting to the videos in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, dismissed the videos as fake, saying it was an attempt to score a political point by the governor’s detractors.
The senator said he watched the videos “with great incredulity” where technology was put to “an ingenious devilish use by some agents of darkness masquerading as anti-corruption crusaders depicting His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Executive Governor of Kano State purportedly receiving a bribe in his office.”
Jibrin said, “It amazes me how low we can go in this country to try to bring people down for very selfish political ends, else how does one explain this outrageous manipulation aimed at no other thing than to rubbish the good name and reputation of a performing Governor so loved by our people.
“Already, video tech analysts have come up with a damning verdict branding the video as fake, owing to the manifest incoherence in the dates and time shown in the video as well as the use of technology to make the set up look real.
“I would not have taken the satanic video clips seriously but for the masquerades behind it who are rabid supporters of a former governor of the state who is at loggerheads with His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. The same antics was used to malign and blackmail His Eminence, the Emir of Kano, Dr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, until the same source came to tell the world that the material so depicted was in fact cloned and fake.”
The lawmaker said what was playing out now was “nothing but a failed attempt to destroy the image of the governor, turn the citizenry of the state and his massive supporters against him, then reap political benefits in 2019! No way!! The evil plot is dead on arrival.”