Nigerians slam Buhari for calling Ganduje a ‘responsible and good man’

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President Muhammadu Buhari has come under heavy  criticism after saying that the Kano State governor, Umar Ganduje is a responsible leader. Ganduje became embroiled in a bribery scandal after several videos of him receiving bundles dollar notes alleged to be bribes from contracts awarded by the state government.

The president has been notably silent over the issue since it first broke last month, but was questioned about it while meeting with the Nigerian community in Paris, France on Monday, November 12, 2018.

According to a report by Channels Television, when one of the participants asked the president what his government was doing about the allegations, he deflected by praising the governor for “doing so much”.

Buhari said:

“I commend the governor for doing so much. He once invited me and I went to Kano. The good projects started by Kwankwaso in education and healthcare, Ganduje completed them.

“He completed the projects and now the people of Kano are enjoying the benefit. I think that is very responsible of him.”

Below are some of the comments on Twitter:

 

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