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Bribery Video: Group Gives Daily Nigerian 3-Day Ultimatum To Withdraw Allegation

A Non Governmental Organization, Chali Initiative Forum has issued a 3-day ultimatum to an online newspaper, Daily Nigerian to withdraw the video clips it published, showing the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, allegedly collecting bribery in hard currency.
Speaking at a press conference, held at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists yesterday, the secretary of the group, Sani Abdulrashid Muhammad condemned the allegation, just as he  described the footage as a mere movie.
He said the group had observed the video clip and understood to be doctored and cloned, owing to the negative development in the area of ICT all over the world.
He also described the allegation as the handiwork of political mercenaries, who are always used to attack the image and personality of opponents with the sinister motive to cause violence in the society.
 The secretary also maintained that the spread of this fake video would go along way at impacting negatively on not only the governor but the entire state and the northern Nigeria.
He stressed that if the newspaper and its publisher fail to withdraw the video clips, they had no option than to file a lawsuit.
“It has come to our notice that a Nigerian based newspaper have recently released a video which appeared to us as a movie aimed at denting the image of his excellency Khadimul Qur’an Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
 “We have totally condemned the process in which political mercenaries are always used to attack the image and personality opponents which is alarming with the tendency of causing violence and reprisals which will not be good in the interest of unity and development of the state.
“That the government should as a matter of urgent importance report the issue to relevant authorities and take appropriate legal action against the master minders,” He said
“We remained committed to the progress and development of our state as well as as depending the integrity of our leaders.
“We are therefore calling the online publisher that released the cloned video to as a matter of urgency come out and publicly withdraw the allegation with the period of thee days.
“If within the specified given period, they did not do so, we’ll take the matter to court.” He said.

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