The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday night summoned leading Juma’at mosque Imams in the state to his Miyangu Road private residence in the state capital.
Reports indicates that the meeting was prompted by the scathing sermon delivered by the Imam of Ansarul Sunna Mosque, Plaza Fagge, Aminu Daurawa, calling for probe on the bribe-taking videos showing the governor receiving bribe.
During his Friday sermon, Mr Daurawa said videos nowadays are reliable evidence that should be relied on in investigation, citing the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
“Video evidence is what was used in confirming Jamal Khashoggi’s entry into Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey.
“The Kano State House Assembly should use the videos to unravel the bribery allegations against the governor.
“Shekarau was a governor for eight years. He was also a minister. He was investigated and taken to court. So there is nothing wrong in investigating the videos,” he said.
Angered by the scathing sermon, the governor summoned the clerics to caution them against delving into politics.
“Ganduje was not happy with Daurawa’s sermon. So in order to stop other Imams from following suit, the governor called to caution them against delving into political issue,” said an inside source who preferred anonymity.