The investigative committee set up by the Kano State House of Assembly, to investigate the authenticity of the video clip showing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje allegedly receiving bribe, has summoned the governor to appear before it today.
The Daily Nigerian, an online Newspaper published the controversial video clip.
Mr Mujtafah Adamu, the Secretary of the seven-man ad hoc Committee, made the disclosure in an interview, yesterday, in Kano.
He said the committee had invited the governor via a letter dated October 31.
“The letter, which was signed by the Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Baffa Danagundi, and issued to the governor, is requesting his appearance to hear the matter from his own perspective.”
A copy of the letter, according to Adamu, is asking the governor for his statement as part of the proceedings on or before the day of the hearing.
The letter reads in part: “You may wish to appear together with your lawyers for the hearing, and enclosed is the copy of the video clips for your perusal.”
The publisher of Daily Nigerian, Jafar Jafar, on October 25, had appeared before the committee and insisted that the published video clips were genuine and not a doctored document.
Jafar had, during the public hearing, admitted his failure to contact the government officials on the genuineness or otherwise of the video clips before releasing it to the media.
The publisher, however, said he received the clips from a top government official, whose identity he refused to disclose.