The Kano state Government in a statement, wishes to announce to the general public that there is no iota of truth as regards to the Video clip showing where Dr Abdullahi Umar  Ganduje  the governor of Kano state was receiving the bribe amounting to about 5 million dollars in total from multiple contractors in the state as kickbacks in hard currency for various projects executed by his administration in the state.
According to report, the statement reads: The attention of Kano State Government has been drawn to malicious report by an online media platform, alleging that the Governor of Kano State His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar  Ganduje OFR was involved in an inappropriate conduct after foot dragging by the online media to give clarity to the allegation with a clear view to blackmail and extort the Governor
The blackmail did not come as a surprise to the government and good people of Kano  state   particularly, at  a  time  when  we   are  approaching general   elections. Evidently,  Kano  being the stronghold of the APC and expected to produce the highest votes in the upcoming general elections is a target of campaign of calumny.
 It is also not surprising that the stuff is published by one who has for long been working for the opposition and an antagonist of the APC government in Nigeria.
We wish to state that there is no iota of truth to these allegations and if indeed there is any such alleged video, it is at best cloned. More so, in this era of technological advancements, some evil minded people often  take advantage to blackmail and extort and assassinate the character of people that do not ” patronize them”
It will be recalled that just recently, the Inspector General of Police,  the Emir of Kano, Governor of
Adamawa & many others were ridiculed when their cloned videos & pictures went viral respectively. It is surprising that the same editor of the online medium making the baseless allegations against the Governor was the one who came out to defend the Emir,  arguing that the video was cloned. Indeed it was.
To further prove that the online media is bent on discrediting, blackmailing and assassinating the character of the Governor, the online media has yet to reveal the identity of the giver of the bribe, who is also suppose to be a culprit in the eye of the law.
We are therefore calling on the general public to be vigilant as we heard from good authority that many of such cloned videos involving highly placed persons considered as obstacle to the opposition agenda ahead of 2019 will be released in peace meal.
The government of Kano state is taking this matter seriously, and will exploit every appropriate and
legal avenue to ensure that it gets to the root of the matter and the perpetrators are brought to book. We also call on the good people of Kano and particularly members of the APC to remain calm and always be law abiding.

His Excellency Governor Ganduje will remain focused on delivering the dividends of democracy to the good  people of Kano including other national assignments. He will never succumb to blackmail or negotiate with blackmailers.