National Assembly members from Kano state elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their support for their embattled governor, Umar Ganduje, who is accused of receiving bribes.
The lawmakers at a press briefing at the National Assembly on Thursday said the governor has performed well and deserves reelection.
Their support is coming at a time the governor is involved in a bribery scandal, a matter presently in court. The EFCC has said it was handicapped in investigating the case as Mr Ganduje’s enjoys constitutional immunity from criminal proceedings.
Daily Nigerian, an online media platform, published two clips appearing to show Mr Ganduje taking bribes from contractors.
In November, a Kano high court granted an interim order restraining the paper and Jafaar Jafaar, its publisher, from publishing videos about Mr Ganduje allegedly collecting bribe from state contractors in dollars.
The same court restrained the state House of Assembly from investigating the allegation.