The Kano State NNPP Gubernatorial Candidate, Engr. Abba Kabir, popularly known as Abba Gida-Gida has disassociated self from reports of crowd funding for him in the State.
In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, on Tuesday, the NNPP Gubernatorial Candidate had at no time approved nor consented to any form of fund raising towards his campaign.
He said, the move was ochestrated by some unscrupulous persons in the oppositions targeting to tarnish his image.
“The attention of his Excellency, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, the NNPP gubernatorial candidate for Kano State 2023 has been drawn to a mischievous video clip circulating virally in the social media claiming that he consented to a crowdfunding of one thousand naira (N1,000) from interested individuals and the members of the general public”.
We wish 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 further reads “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.
Thus, by this press statement, His Excellency wishes to make it categorically 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”, Bature added.