Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has pleaded with Kano people to forgive him where he offended them as his tenure has come to an end, saying that he has forgiven them all.
The governor, while attending a Ramadan Tafseer in Al-Fruqan Jumaat Mosque, Alu Avenue Kano, said he has very few days to leave from his position as governor of the state, hence the need for him to seek for forgiveness.
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He said from his own side, he has forgiven anyone that offended him whether he knows or he didn’t know and that he wants them to also forgive him.
“With this I can say that the end of my tenure has come as a governor of Kano state. I am bidding you farewell and I wish you all the best in life.
“For those whom we have offended, already our Imam has preached about forgiveness. From my own side, I have forgiven you all. Whatever someone said about me I forgive him. I also beg you to forgive me. Thank you,” Ganduje said.
In another Tafseer session, headed by Sheikh Nasidi Abubakar Gorondutse, Ganduje said “I spent 6 year as a commissioner in Kano, 8 years as deputy governor and now 8 years as governor of Kano state. So I must thank Almighty God for this blessing.
“But for this long period, there must be some places where I did right and where I did wrong. Sometimes someone will commit offend on your behalf. For whatever wrong I did, please I seek for your forgiveness,” he begged.
However, following the release of the twin videos on social media platforms, there were thousands of reactions from people within and outside Kano state with many expressing divergent views.
While some people said they have forgiven him and commended the governor for seeking their forgiveness, on the other hand some gave conditions to what the governor should do for them to forgive, with few others saying they won’t.
Mas’ud Abdulhamid said “We have forgiven you your Excellency, may Almighty God forgive us all.”
Reedwan Shagari said “Kano people will miss a good and kind hearted governor. Ganduje is kind despite all the sabotage people are doing to him, but he don’t care.”
Yakuba Magaji Mani said “Where is our cleric, Abduljabbar? Release him if you want us to forgive you.”
“We forgive you Baba. May God increase you in health, ” said Mustapha Idris Abdullahi.
Mubarak Sani Lambu said “Please Kano people let us forgive and forget. Let’s forgive Baba Ganduje.”