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N50 Million “Parting Gift” Threatens The Amicable Relationship Between Kwankwaso And Kano Governor-elect

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A refusal of Kano State Governor-elect who is also the out-going Deputy Governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje to collect a “parting gift” of N50 million from the out-going governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso has placed a wedge between their amicable relationship of eight years.

The Cable is reporting that Kwankwaso recently embarked on a spending bazaar, giving cash gifts to political office holders and aides in the state.

While the governor allegedly paid himself N100 million, his commissioners got N5 million each as “parting gift” The governor’s special advisers also received N2.5 million. Others were compensated with choice plot of land at the Kwankwasiyya city, Amana city and Bandirawo.

The Cable said it learnt that while others collected their share of the bazaar, only the incoming governor rejected his share of N50million.

Both men steered the ship of the state between 1999 and 2003 and were re-elected in 2011, and Ganduje is the only deputy governor that got the endorsement to succeed his boss in office.

When contacted for comment, the govenor’s director of press, Baba Dantiye, told the cable that he was not aware that money was being shared.

“I don’t know about it,” he simply replied in a text message.

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