The outgoing Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, on Saturday evening in Kano begged for forgiveness from those he might have offended in the course of his duty as the number one citizen of the state.
Ganduje’s two-term tenure of eight years will end on May 29, 2023, when he is expected to hand over power to the opposition New Nigeria People’s Party’s governor-elect, Abba Kabir Yusuf.
The governor who made the remark at a Ramadan lecture series at Al-Furqan Juma’at Mosque located at Nasarawa GRA Kano said “Forgive me for I have forgiven all”.
Ganduje in the farewell message said, “I’ve forgiven anyone who at one time disparaged my person, and my character for whatever reasons, and on my part, I equally begged or seek for your forgiveness for all that I’ve done wrong to you.”
He said the inspiration was drawn from the position of Islam, adding that “as espoused by the leader of this Mosque, forgiveness occupies a prime spot in our religion.”
“My tenure as governor of Kano state has come to an end, and this is a farewell greeting. I wish you all the best. For those who we have wronged, forgive us, on my part, I’ve forgiven those who wronged me no matter the weight of the offence.”
However, in a swift reaction, Ganduje’s former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Muazu Magaji said, “Yes, I have forgiven you, but I will never forget how you plotted to eliminate me from the surface of the earth on a number of occasions.”
Magaji on his verified Facebook timeline mentioned three places where he escaped death allegedly plotted by his erstwhile boss.