The seven-man committee set-up by the Kano State House of Assembly to investigate the alleged bribery video clips against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the State has vowed to continue with its assignment despite the court order. The Chairman of the committee, and member representing Kano Municipal, Alhaji Baffa Danagundi disclosed the committee ‘s decision to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Tuesday.
Recall that the State High Court in Kano on Monday, Nov. 5, issued an order which stopped the committee from investigating Ganduje. The order followed a suit filed by one Muhammad Zubair, National Coordinator of a Non-governmental Organisation, Lawyers for Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria that the Assembly has no right to investigate the matter. However, reacting, the committee chairman said the committee will definitely maintain the status-quo and continue with its investigation as permitted by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to him, the judgement did not state that the committee should stop the investigation, but rather advised the committee to maintain its status-quo. He added that the committee also has the rights to continue with the investigation as provided by the laws of the Assembly. ‘’We will continue with the investigation, and also we are ready to present our facts to the court on Monday, untill we are proved wrong. “The next stage to take by the committee on the investigation is the forensic analysis of the alleged bribery video clips,” NAN quoted him as saying.
Source: Daily Post