Police Ban Students’ Protest, Governor Ganduje Awaits Suspension
Nigeria News – Police Ban Students’ Protest, Governor Ganduje Awaits Suspension
Over an alleged $5 million bribe, the Kano chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students’ plan to embark on a rally to call for the resignation of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has been banned the police in Kano.
The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje appeared in a series of video, receiving money in dollars alleged to be bribe amounting to about $5million.
The alleged bribe was given by persons believed to be contractors to the government of Kano State.
On Sunday afternoon, the first set of at least 15 clips in possession of online-based Daily Nigerian was published by the platform.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has debunked the video as “cloned” and threatened a sweeping lawsuit against its publisher.
On Tuesday evening, Magaji Majia, the Kano police spokesperson said the police rejected the students’ request to embark a rally on October 29 from Zoo Road to Kano government house.
According to the Kano police spokesperson, Majia, the rally was to ask Governor Ganduje to step aside to allow for an independent investigation to ascertain the authenticity of the video clips.
“I wish to warn the group leader, Comrade Isa Abubakar, to caution his members to desist from embarking on this rally.
“However, we advise anyone who has a complaint or suggestion on this matter to approach the committee set up by the state House of Assembly in order to expand the investigation.
“But whoever caught violating these directives would face the wrath of the law,” the Kano police spokesperson explained.
On Monday, a seven-member committee was set up by the Kano State House of Assembly to probe the videos. One month was given to the committee to perform its task.
In a related development, Youth Coalition Movement, a civil society organisation, has called on the Kano State House of Assembly to immediately suspend Governor Ganduje, pending the outcome of the investigative committee constituted by the house.