President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso of diverting state funds to finance his presidential ambitions.
According to Buhari, Kwankwaso diverted funds meant for projects in Kano state to finance his presidential campaign.
The President made this accusation on Monday while he was addressing a group of Nigerian students in France.
The President said;
“These are the projects he (Kwankwaso) started but diverted the balance of the money to go and contest for presidency instead of completing them.
The good projects started by Kwankwaso in education and healthcare were completed by Ganduje. If it were another person, the projects may not be completed.”
Buhari thereafter heaped praises on Ganduje for completing projects abandoned by Kwankwaso when he was Governor of Kano State.
The Nigerian President was soon forced to recant however when one of the participants asked about the trending video of the present Governor of Kano, Ganduje taking bribe.
According to Buhari who lambasted Ganduje for taking bribes from contractors;
“That aside, haven’t you watched the videos of the governor stuffing dollars under his gown? We gave the videos to security agencies for vetting. And we will surely take action on the matter if he is found guilty.”
It was however gathered that Personal Assistant to the president on Broadcast Media Sha’aban Sharada and a member representing Nassarawa Federal Constituency asked journalists present at the event not to release the portion of the president’s remark where he mentioned the Ganduje bribe videos.