APC to Yusuf: Probe Kwankwaso for selling 70% govt property to family, cronies

Abba Yusuf and Kwankwaso

Kano governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf and former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh/Kano

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano has reacted to Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s intention to probe the immediate past administration of former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, saying justice would not be served without extending the probe to Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso’s administration during which period over 70 per cent of property belonging to Kano state government were allegedly sold to families, friends and cronies of Kwankwaso.

The party, in a Statement signed by the state chairman, Prince Abdullahi Abbas, accused Governor Yusuf of witch-hunting Ganduje, describing the setting up of the two Commissions of Inquiry to probe Ganduje’s administration as mere political vendetta.

According to him, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the State Government to Investigate the immediate past administration in the state ought to have started from 1999-2003 and 2011-2015 when 70 per cent of government properties were sold or fraudulently allocated to friends and families.

He further stated that sharing of the state assets happened right under the nose of Abba Kabir Yusuf when he was the Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transportation.

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The APC further observed that the composition of the commission’s membership reveals that it is made up of members of the NNPP and other partisan politicians.

“This singular act clearly shows that the commission has been assigned with a duty to witch-hunt and politically victimize the subjects of investigation in the unwarranted assignment,” the statement added.

Abbas stated that the government should be upright in its dealings by not selfishly restricting its investigation to between 2015 and 2023.

“From 2011-2015, the controversial five-kilometre road projects in the 44 local governments were awarded and only for the funds to be misappropriated without the project being executed.

“During the same period under review, over N3 billions naira was also earmarked for a particular project but misappropriated by Kwankwaso during his Presidential Campaign in Lagos when N70 million was released by each local government,” he explained.

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