One of the selling points of President Muhammadu Buhari is that he is against corruption and would do anything possible to bring those found to be corrupt to book.
However, the stance of Buhari might have started working against him following his silence on the latest round of videos implicating the Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje collecting kickbacks from contractors.
The criticisms have been massive and Buhari has not been spared at all, as many say he is only chasing shadows in his anti-corruption war if he has suddenly lost his voice when an ally has been literally caught red-handed.
It is already too late for @MBuhari to make a statement on Gov Ganduje.
This is the worst and most high profile example of how compromised the anti corruption agenda has become.
Irrespective of what was going on there, the mere perception is enough to lean on him
— Colin NOT Collins (@ColinUdoh) October 31, 2018
On social media, there has been a barrage of attacks even on the EFCC while there have also been calls on the Kano State Assembly to initiate impeachment proceedings on Ganduje so the prosecution can begin earnestly.
The President @MBuhari cannot impeach or remove Governor Ganduje but as someone leading Africa’s anti-corruption war, he has to be quoted on the matter.The Governor’s party, APC, must be quoted too. You can’t be an anti-corruption warrior then keep quiet when a big fish is caught
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) October 31, 2018
In as much as Buhari cannot call for the impeachment of Ganduje, he is being implicated and found culpable in the whole saga for turning a blind eye to the damming evidence against the Kano State governor who brazenly declared that he would deliver millions of vote to Buhari in 2019.
In a nation where people have shame;
Ganduje would have resigned by now;
We won’t even have to be shouting;
But Buhari & his shameless Govt;
Will still dance and campaign with Ganduje and tell Kano people that he deserves 2nd term.
That’s how they fight CORRUPTION.
— Adeyanju Deji ?? (@adeyanjudeji) October 31, 2018
Barely one month after a video was published by Daily Nigerian showing Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kaduna State, receiving kickbacks from a yet-to-be-identified contractor, another video has surfaced on social media, showing the Governor in a similar position.
But a president who flaunts a disdain for corruption as a key principle can make it clear that Ganduje actions are repulsive to him. As per optics,to be seen shaking hands with him days after he was exposed as shamelessly corrupt is tacit endorsement or acceptance of his actions. https://t.co/XIGiiMj7K2
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) October 31, 2018
While appearing before a panel constituted by the Kano House of Assembly, Jaafar Jaafar, Publisher of Daily Nigerian newspaper, revealed that Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State, had been collecting kickbacks from contractors in the state for a long time.