The Hausa film industry popularly known as Kannywood has been on fire in the last two days as aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Northern Musicians Forum (ANMFO) accused the Music Director of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Dauda Kahutu Rarara and seven others of mismanaging the forum’s funds.
The aggrieved members in an 11-man committee chaired by the acting Vice President of the forum, Murtala Mamsa and Chairman, Abuja chapter of the forum, Ahmed Turaki Kaka as Secretary invited Rarara who is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the forum and seven others to appear before a probe committee in order to clear themselves of offenses leveled against them.
Daily Trust gathered that the 11-man committee was formed last week when the 19 northern states’ chairmen of the forum held a crucial meeting in Jos.
The Secretary of the committee, Ahmed Turaki Kaka, said the probe was necessary because of the various complaints from members of the forum on suspected mismanagement of funds raised through donations from individuals, agencies and philanthropists.
Other members invited include former National Chairman of the forum, Haruna Aliyu Ningi, acting National Chairman of the forum, Haruna Baban Chinedu, Ibrahim Yala, Isiyaku Forest, Alfazazee, Kamilu Koko and Baba Yanmedi.
Rarara didn’t answer our reporter’s calls neither did he respond to messages sent to his phone, but his spokesperson, Aminu Afandaj said they weren’t aware of the letter.
“We aren’t aware of any notification letter, we would respond promptly any time the said letter is served on us,” he said.
Meanwhile the acting National Chairman of the forum, Haruna Baban Chinedu confirmed the receipt of the letter and promised to honor the invitation.
It would be recalled that in June 2018, the forum was in the news after some members alleged that Rarara and some of his kitchen cabinet have diverted the sum of N100 million given to the forum by Northern Governors’ Forum.
However the former Governor of Zamfara state, Abdul’Aziz Yari, who was the chairman of the forum clarified that the state government only gave the forum the sum of N20 million after the forum solicited for an assistance to open an office in Kaduna and to buy bus.
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