The senator representing Kano Central, Ibrahim Shekarau, has mocked Governor Abdullahi Ganduje over some controversial videos which showed the governor stuffing dollars in his pocket.
A series of secretly recorded videos in 2018 had shown Ganduje pocketing wads of dollars allegedly taken as kickbacks.
The video published by Daily Nigerian, an online newspaper, showed the governor receiving bundles of dollars and putting them into his white dress known as ‘babanriga’ in the Northern part of Nigeria.
According to the newspaper, the governor had requested $5 million from the contractors who recorded the video while handing part of the payment to him.
Since the video surfaced online, it has generated a lot of reactions from Nigerians; with some saying it is a dent in President Muhammadu Buhari’s corruption agenda since the governor is a member of the ruling party.
While addressing his supporters at his residence in Kano, Shekarau, a former governor of the state, alluded to Ganduje as “king of stuffing.”
Amid the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, Ganduje had accused Shekarau and Senator Barau Jibrin of “collecting money in Abuja” without doing anything for their people.
Ganduje had said, “You have failed to deliver good projects to your constituents and when you start facing problems, you then blame for your travails?
“The money you are collecting in Abuja has not come down to your constituents, and then you’re blaming me? You’re taking me as scapegoat to your problems?”
However, while addressing his supporters, Shekarau told a popular radio contributor, Alhajiji Nagoda, to tell Kano people who was the master of “stuffing dollars in his pocket”.
“Alhajiji claims to be the leader of collecting, but I’m now calling on him to tell the people of Kano who is the king of stuffing (dollars)?” Shekarau said, to the applause of the crowd.