Leaked audio: Tinubu, Ganduje, Masari relationship still intact, says Kano govt

…warns against mischievous, misleading, exaggerated publicity

The Kano State Government on Saturday described as “mischievous”, attempts by social media and online publications in the country to lift a story from a purported phone conversation’ between Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Ibrahim Kabiru Masari.

The conversation involved Ganduje’s political relationship with the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs in the state, Mallam Muhammad Garba, stated that “the exaggerated publicity on the purported audio clip was the handiwork of paid agents trying to unturn the so-called ‘conversation’ with a view to causing disaffection between the two political gladiators.”

He explained that from all indications, some people who are not comfortable with the long cordiality between Tinubu, Ganduje and Masari “are bent on exploiting the situation to their advantage.”

Garba also maintained that the governor and the President-elect have since realised that “this mischievous attempt to cause disaffection between them, and would not allow this sound working relationship which has been waxing stronger, particularly at this critical time to be destroyed by some self-centred individuals.”

The Commissioner called on members of the All Progressives Congress and the public to disregard such attempts and remain calm and loyal to the party to ensure the successful inauguration of the President-elect.

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