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General News of Friday, 10 June 2022


Embattled ex-commissioner apologises to Ganduje

Former Commissioner in Kano State Engr. Mu’az Magaji Former Commissioner in Kano State Engr. Mu’az Magaji

Engr. Mu’az Magaji, a former Commissioner in Kano State, has tendered apology to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure was arraigned before a Kano Magistrate’s Court over a Facebook post said to be injurious to the Governor and his family.
He was later remanded in correctional facility until he was granted bail.

Five months after the controversial post, the former Commissioner went to the same Facebook to apologise to the governor.

Magaji posted, “Having offended you publicly on my Facebook page, I also deemed it only proper I tender my unreserved apology to you and your family via the same medium.

“I want to therefore write this message to extend my sincere apology to HE AU Ganduje & his family for my unfortunate Facebook post in early January, 2022 that may have resulted in unintended hurt to HE and his family’s as well as unintended perception that may have borders on HE reputation and Leadership.

“With out given any excuses, the said posted picture was not originated by me but I was made to understood shortly after my posting it on my Facebook page that my posted comment with the picture may have been misconstrued by many as an intended attempt to spread harm to HE character and morals, it was therefore immediately taken down from my page after few minutes of my posting as it was never in any way intended to spread or mislead the public on HE character or leadership.

“I do sincerely apologise for the pain and distress my posting may have unintentionally caused HE Ganduje and his family.”

The former Commissioner started making headlines in 2020 when Ganduje sacked him over what the Government described as unguarded utterances, allegedly celebrating the death of Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff.

In 2021, he resigned his membership from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to join the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), where he contested for Governorship but lost the party’s ticket.

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