Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Wednesday said his administration is probing alleged corruption by his predecessor, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso in multi-billion naira 5 kilometre road projects.
Ganduje revealed this while inaugurating 12 campaign committees for his second term bid.
He said the state government had reported the matter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to Ganduje, the EFCC is investigating how the money meant for the construction of 5 kilometre roads in the 44 local governments of Kano state were allegedly diverted for Kwankwaso’s presidential campaign in 2015.
He said the EFCC has discovered how the fund was allegedly collected from the 44 local governments and was changed into dollar.
His words: “I was the deputy governor when the project was conceived. Ninety per cent of the total sum of the contract was provided by the 44 local governments while the remaining 10 per cent was provided by the state government.
“However, Kwankwaso collected the 90 per cent from the 44 local government, paid the mobilisation fee and funded his presidential campaign with the remaining balance. The Kwankwasiyya people have started campaigning with the 5km road project but I will expose them”.
Ganduje himself was recently accused of receiving bribes and kick-backs from contractors in the state as revealed in videos where he was seen purportedly collecting dollar bills from various contractors.