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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano state, Aminu Abdulsalam, has described as mischievous, the news making the rounds that the property of the former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, was sealed because he stole the state resources to build it.

Abdulsalam, an ally of the former Governor, and a Deputy Governor aspirant at the 2019 elections in the state, said the sealing of the said property by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has nothing to do with Kwankwaso’s leadership in the state.

The chieftain said the sealing of the said property has to do with the purchase of the building that was initially owned by former National Security Adviser, Ismaila Gwarzo, and acquired by Senator Kwankwaso in 2019, through a middle man, Baban Gandu, who was an aide to Ismaila Gwarzo.

The PDP chieftain noted that the children of Gwarzo are presently accusing their father’s lawyer of selling the properties of the former National Security Adviser due to his health situation as he is battling with not recollecting anything discussed with him.

Abdulsalam said Kwankwaso has already applied to the EFCC to retract the said investigation as the property was not purchased with state resources and called on the people to ignore the rumours making the rounds.

The building on Miller Road belonging to the former Governor was sealed on Thursday by the anti-graft body and marked under investigation.

The agency is yet to issue an official statement to that effect.