The senator representing Kano North Senatorial District, Barau Jibrin has described the viral video clips depicting Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as collecting bribe as nothing but cheap blackmail aimed at rubbishing the performing governor. A statement signed by Senator Jibrin said that 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. Senator Jibrin said he would not have taken the ‘satanic video clips’ serious but for the masquerades behind it, who are rabid supporters of a former governor of the state who is at loggerheads with Governor Ganduje. He said that 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. According to him, ‘’May I use this opportunity to state without mincing words that His
Excellency, Dr. Ganduje is a Governor whose integrity is above board. As a Senator from Kano State, I have watched with amazement over the years his anti-corruption stance. ‘’What is playing out now is 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.
‘’I therefore call on the good, discerning people of Kano State to treat the fake videos circulating as nothing but trash. ‘’Meanwhile, let it be made abundantly clear that Governor Ganduje is not distracted by this satanic conspiracy. Rather, he is busy implementing his robust development agenda for the state.’’ He said as far as 2019 general elections is concerned, Governor Ganduje’s sterling performance in office stands him, President Muhammadu Buhari and other APC candidates in the state in good stead for re-election before the Kano electorate, adding that no amount of subterfuge and blackmail can change this position.