The Kano State Government has described the allegations of threat to life by Hafiz Abubakar, the state’s Deputy Governor, as “false.”
Mohammed Garba, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, debunked Abubakar’s allegations in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Abubakar had petitioned the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone One, alleging threat to his life and a plot to impeach him by the State Government.
But according to Garba, the Deputy Governor’s claims were both unjustified and discriminatory against the government.
He questioned why Abubakar was claiming a threat to his life despite attending the state’s Executive Council meeting with a retinue of his security details.
”To prove that the allegations made by the Deputy Governor were false, he was at yesterday’s State Executive Council meeting, with fewer security aides”, the statement said.
Garba’s statement noted that despite numerous hurtful comments by the Deputy Governor, the Government continued to accord respect for his office.
The statement, however, advised the Deputy Governor to either quit or remain in loyal to the government.