The senator representing Kano central, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has debunked president Muhammadu Buhari’s insinuations that he diverted public funds for his presidential campaign.
Kwankwaso pointed out that the president “was misinformed, he has no idea about what is going on in Kano”.
Buhari, while speaking to the Nigerian community in France earlier in the month, applauded Ganduje for continuing and completing the projects started by Kwankwaso, his predecessor.
The president said someone else could have diverted funds meant for completing the projects.
Although he did not mention the name of Kwankwaso, it was clear that Buhari was referring to Kwankwaso.
Buhari had said, “I compliment the governor for doing so much. He invited me, I went to Kano, the good projects started by Kwankwaso in education and healthcare, which is [where] a lot of emphasis should be made for ordinary Nigerians, the majority, poor Nigerians, Ganduje completed them.
“If it were another person, he could have left them to show them this is the project he started, he diverted the balance to go and contest for presidency, instead of completing it.”
However, Kwankwaso reacting, said it is untrue that Ganduje completed the good projects he abandoned.
The former presidential aspirant said this when he featured on Aminchi FM, a radio station in Kano.
He said, “The president was misinformed, he has no idea about what is going on in Kano.
“There is no project left behind by me that was completed by Ganduje. What he completed are the former Governor Shekarau’s uncompleted projects, not mine.
“I instructed my supporters not to react to that as there was no need because those informing the president lied to him.”
Speaking on the videos of Ganduje allegedly collecting bribe from contractors, Kwankwaso said he knew about them before they were released to the public.
He added that he appealed to those in possession of the videos not to release them but they rejected his plea.