The Kano state gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Abba Kabir Yusuf, has distanced himself from video clip circulating virally in the social media claiming that he consented to a crowdfunding of N1,000 from interested individuals and the members of the general public.
Abba is contesting for Kano governor alongside the present deputy governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna. Among the contestants also are Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada of ADP and Salihu Tanko Yakasai of PRP, among others.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, Abba Kabir, wishes to inform the good people of Kano State, particularly members of our great party, the NNPP to disregard the content of the video as a mere campaign of calumny orchestrated by some ill-behaved individuals within the opposition political circle.
The statement said, It is worthy to note that his Excellency is aware of the existence of friends of Abba Gida Gida as a group of his associates from various Nigerian universities, other higher institutions, legal professionals and those from business community who organized themselves with the sole aim of promoting good governance and democracy in which they found in him (Abba Gida Gida) a worthy ambassador.
It further categorically made it clear that he has never initiated any fundraising on his 2023 campaign activities which are yet to pick up.
“We remained resolute and totally committed to salvaging Kano state from the unfortunate situation which the people of the state found themselves under the present incompetent leadership.”