I never threatened to expose Ganduje, says Doguwa
The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, has described not only fake news but malicious, reports that said he had threatened to expose Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje over alleged deductions from salaries of local government workers in the state.
The report published in an online medium claimed Doguwa, who represents Doguwa-Tudun Wada Federal Constituency of Kano State, had threatened to expose the governor over deductions from the salaries of Kano local councils workers.
Doguwa, in a statement signed by him, described the report as a falsehood, concocted by his detractors and agents of darkness to tarnish his image and cause confusion between him and his leader and father, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
While saying his lawyers will pursue the matter, Doguwa, a ranking lawmaker, said, he has never held any adverse feelings against the governor, whom he described as the best-performing state executive in the country.
Doguwa said he is part of the Ganduje-led administration, which every right-thinking person in the state should be proud of, given the transformation it has brought to the state, cutting across all spheres of human development.
The lawmaker is, therefore, “demanding a retraction and an apology from the publisher, within 48 hours failure of which will lead to litigation.”
“It is untrue that I threatened our father, the governor of our beloved state, Kano, and the leader of our party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ganduje, who is my mentor for life, over workers’ salaries as published by the online news platform.
“I have instructed my team of lawyers to write to the publisher to retract the unfounded publication, apologise to me and state his source, the failure of which will lead to litigation.”
“Our governor, remains my father, my leader, and my mentor for life, no matter the fake news and antics of mischief makers, who are hell-bent on causing confusion between us,” the statement read.
He insisted that Ganduje remains the most outstanding governor in the North, noting that the successes being recorded are a result of the governor’s management of the state’s resources for the benefit of all.
“I have never seen a governor in the North who has done as much as Ganduje in the areas of security, education, healthcare delivery, and infrastructural development,” he said.
Meanwhile, Doguwa has refuted the allegation in some quarters that he was invited for questioning, on the orders of a Magistrate Court in Kano, at the Zone 1 police headquarters, over an alleged attack on a journalist.
He, however, said as a law-abiding citizen of the country, he would be willing and ready to honour any invitation by the court or the Police.
The lawmaker advised his supporters to disregard the media reports linking him with attacking any journalist and described the reports as the handiwork of political mischief makers.