The All Progressives Congress (APC) has spoken for the first time since the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, became enmeshed in a bribery scandal with contractors in the state.
The spokesperson of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu told sources the APC could not take a stance on the matter since the governor had gone to court.
“We cannot comment on a matter that is already before a law court”, he said.
Meanwhile, the Kano House of Assembly has opened a probe of videos showing Ganduje, collecting stacks of dollars in bribe.
A member representing Warawa Constituency, Labaran Madari, said the assembly should investigate the originality of the videos and take measures.
Madari said the videos had brought the institution of governance in the state to disrepute, and therefore the need for the legislators to take urgent action.
The matter was seconded by Baffa Dan’Agundi, a member representing Kano Municipal.
The speaker, Alhassan Rurum, responded by constituting a seven-man committee to investigate the matter and report back to the assembly.
Members of the committee include Baffa Dan’Agundi (Kano Municipal) as chairman; Labaran Madari (Warawa) member; Garba Gafasa (Ajingi), member; and Zubairu Masu, (Sumaila) member.
Others are Ayuba Labaran (Kabo) member; Abubakar Galadima (Bebeji), member; Garba Yau Gwarmai (Kunchi/Tsanyawa), member and; Mujtafa Amin, secretary.