By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani has described Governor El’rufai’s memo to President Muhammadu Buhari as calumnious, saying that presidency’s clarification of the matter has busted yet another executive lie.
Recalls that El’rufai had in a leaked memo alleged that President Buhari has directed him to initiate a recall process against Senator Shehu Sani because of his many sins.
However, the Presidency in a swift reaction said there was no truth in a claim that Buhari asked the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-rufai to punish Senator Shehu Sani by initiating his recall from the Senate.
Shehu Sani disclosed this on Sunday when he took to his twitter handleShehuSani and said:
“Thank you President Buhari for clearing the air on the calumnious memo; Even though I never believed that the President can ‘Direct’ a Governor to “recall a disloyal Senator”. Another executive lie bursted”.
Sundiata Post recalls that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu had on Sunday in a statement made available to journalists denied the allegation made by the Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El’rufai.
But Shehu said neither did the President receive the leaked memo, nor did he ask El-Rufai to deal with the senator.
He said Buhari would never usurp the role of party leaders by directing that a party member should be punished.
The statement read, “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 party leaders and instruct anyone to punish a party member.
“In the light of above, we 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.”