- The rift between Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and Senator Shehu Sani is constantly taking news turns
- Governor El-Rufai said Sani lied by claiming he walked out on him when the senator did not even see him face-to-face
Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has described Senator Shehu Sani as a liar for allegedly claiming he walked out on the governor on Thursday, July 6.
In a statement released by the governor, El-Rufai said nothing like that happened. He also gave details of what transpired at the launching of the Kaduna state zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to the governor, Shehu Sani was not even at the event but was lodged at the Asaa Pyramid Hotel.
In the statement obtained by NAIJ.com, El-Rufai said: “The Kaduna state government invited the EFCC to set up shop in Kaduna. The state government provided the office space, and it was commissioned today.
“Since coming to Kaduna, the EFCC has helped the Kaduna state government recover N450m from contractors and former public officers.
“But Shehu Sani tried to make the story about himself. He said he is protesting Malam Nasir El-Rufai’s presence at the commissioning of the EFCC office.
“But he did not come to the event, and so could not have walked out.
He merely sent a text message to an EFCC official saying that he was at the gate but was turning back because someone does not deserve to be there. He was at Asaa Pyramid Hotel, instead.
“How come that it will be at the gate of the event that he suddenly realized that Malam El-Rufai who invited EFCC to Kaduna and provided them an office would be at the commissioning event of the same office?
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“Why didn’t he send a letter to the EFCC earlier declining the invitation to attend the event?
“He played a joke on some journalists whom he knew would fall for his sense of drama rather than verify things. Recall that Shehu Sani did not support the confirmation of Magu.”
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, has today July 6 walked out of an event organised by the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC).
Sani walked out of the event in Kaduna to protest the attendance of Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
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