President Muhammadu Buhari, has debunk claim that he asked the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to punish Senator Shehu Sani, by initiating his recall from the Senate.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement made available to Journalists.
El-Rufai had in a leaked memo, warned Buhari that there will be serious consequences, if the Senator representing Kaduna Central wins a return ticket to the Senate, in 2019 and the Governor said Buhari had directed him to recall Senator Sani, because of his many sins.
Reacting, through a statement Garba Shehu said:
“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.”