#EndSARS: Governor Ganduje suspends aide for criticizing President Buhari

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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has suspended his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Yakasai, for criticising President Buhari.

Yakasai had criticized President Buhari for not addressing Nigerians despite the nationwide protest demanding the disbandment of SARS. Read here

#EndSARS: Governor Ganduje suspends aide for criticising President Buhari

In a statement released this evening, the Kano State Government described Yakasai’s comments as “unguarded utterances”. The statement adds that his suspension was with immediate effect.

The statement titled ‘Ganduje Suspends Media Aide Over Attack On Buhari’ and signed by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammed Garba, reads in part

“Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has suspended his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai over some unguarded utterances on the person of President Muhammadu Buhari on the social media platform.

The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who conveyed the governor’s directive in a statement this afternoon, said the suspension is with immediate effect.

He said that though the media aide has own up the indiscreet comment as his personal opinion, but that as a public figure, it will be difficult to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern.

The governor, therefore, warned political appointees and public servants to guard against making statements capable of drawing unnecessary controversy and heating up the polity.”

14 Comments

  1. Governor ganduje must be mad for that reaction. Who is President muhammadu buhari that they can not criticize? Ganduje is an animal, who is he, ordinary human being. It will never better for ganduje if he later consider his aids, what rubbish.

    1. Have been expecting something like this from governor ganduje abdullahi, his statement is too harsh on the president but to sack him is not the next option. He should have corrected him.

  2. Have been expecting something like this from governor ganduje abdullahi, his statement is too harsh on the president but to sack him is not the next option. He should have corrected him.

  3. Frankly speaking, he said the fact because how a president will always be sending his aids to reply us in anything that is affecting the masses. If he knows that he can’t pilot the affairs of the country he should step aside and give room for competent person.

  4. Our leaders don’t like truth and do not want truth but they suppose to know that without truth to be told Nigeria can’t move forward. Well done to you.

  5. Ganduje did not do well at all, who is President muhammadu buhari that we can’t criticize? If I we’re President muhammadu buhari I will recruit the aids as my good advicer. Because I see this as a good advice to me, ganduje suspended him just to see President muhammadu buhari happy face and for his loyalty he has for the president. As for me if I we’re President…I will recruit saliu yakasai as my personal assistant to me or use him against anybody by coming election.

  6. That’s Nigeria for you a country when you say the truth you will be punished or suspend you as Governor Ganduje of Kano State has just done to his aide, thats why some people will see the truth and over look it because they don’t want to loose their job.

  7. This governor Ganduje is a very funny man. It is like he dies not even know the meaning of democracy
    Is Buhari God?, that no one can talk against
    I laugh at all these old cargo politicians
    So because this guy is his aide, he can’t talk again abi
    Arrant nonsense from Ganduje

  8. Have Been Expecting Something Like This From Governor Ganduje Abdullahi, His Statement Is Too Harsh On The President But To Sack Him Is Not The Next Option. He Should Have Corrected Him.

  9. Our Leaders Don’t Like Truth And Do Not Want Truth But They Suppose To Know That Without Truth To Be Told Nigeria Can’t Move Forward. Well Done To You.

  10. Because How A President Will Always Be Sending His Aids To Reply Us In Anything That Is Affecting The Masses. If He Knows That He Can’t Pilot

  11. Some of these Northerners are 98percent Tribalistic, and it will make the drive for one NIGERIA to be impossible to achieve,
    Just look at Buharis Style of leadership and Appointments.? Tribalistic.

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