Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso (PDP-Kano Central) has confirmed that he was aware of the video which showed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State allegedly receiving bribes from some contractors.
Speaking on a live programme on Aminchi FM in Kano, the former governor stated that he did everything possible to stop the release to the public but to no avail.
He disclosed that he pleaded with the Publisher of the online newspaper, Daily Nigerian, which released the video, but noted that they refused to heed his plea.
Kwankwaso said: “I was aware of the video clips before they were released to the public and I pleaded that they should not be released, but they didn’t listen to me.
“I am not happy that the video clips were made public because it is an embarrassment to the state and its people, including myself.”
Several videos showed Ganduje receiving wads of US dollars from persons believed to be contractors.
At least six of such videos have been published since the first clip was released on October 11.