Buhari Denies Ordering El-Rufai To Deal With Shehu Sani
President Muhammadu Buhari has distanced himself from a letter, which alleged that the president ‘authorised’ Governor Nasir el-Rufai to “deal” with traitors and disloyal members of APC, one of whom was Shehu Sani.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu made this known in a statement on Sunday.
“The presidency wishes to distance President Muhammadu Buhari from a letter currently in circulation, which alleges that the President had authorised a governor or anyone else for that matter to deal with traitors and disloyal members of APC, especially Senator Shehu Sani.
“We wish to confirm that the president is not aware of any such letter, let alone authorising anyone to deal with any party member.
“Given President Buhari’s record, it is inconceivable that he would usurp the role of the party leaders and instruct anyone to punish a party member.
“In the light of above, we would like to appeal to the general public, especially members of the press, to ignore false or unauthorised information intended to attribute to the president any action which is not in line with his character.’’
It would be recalled that Mr , Governor of Kaduna State El-Rufai, had said that the fate of the Senator Sani lies in the hands of the party delegates in the state, something the national body of the party refutes.