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Kano deputy gov apologizes to Ribadu, withdraws Emir allegations


Kano State Deputy Governor Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo has issued a public apology to National Security Adviser Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.

This follows a previous statement by Gwarzo alleging that Ribadu facilitated the return of dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, by providing him with two private jets and security.

The deputy governor expressed his regret during a press conference held early Monday morning at the Government House in Kano.

“We apologize to the National Security Adviser, his person and office for any embarrassment and inconveniences this might have caused him,” Gwarzo stated.

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Ribadu had denied the allegations and threatened legal action if the deputy governor did not retract his claims. In a letter from Aliyu & Musa Chambers, Ribadu’s legal counsel demanded an apology within 24 hours, to be published in five national newspapers and popular online platforms.

Gwarzo acknowledged that the government had been misled into making the false allegations. “We were really worried and shocked when we found out that he was not behind the plan to forcefully impose a dethroned Emir on Kano, so we apologize,” he added.

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He emphasized his and the Governor of Kano State’s support for Ribadu, recognizing the NSA’s integrity.

“Knowing the pedigree and his integrity, Nuhu Ribadu will never come out to deny it if he is actually involved. We are human and can err at any time. On my behalf and the Governor of Kano State, I want to assure the NSA that we are assuring him of our continued support and cooperation in discharging his duty as the NSA,” Gwarzo said.

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The deputy governor also called on President Bola Tinubu to investigate the situation in Kano thoroughly to ensure peace in the state.