The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said that based on President Muhammadu Buhari’s record, it is inconceivable that he would instruct anyone to punish him.
Sani was reacting to reports that Buhari asked Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state to deal with him.
And the President had in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant, Garba Shehu, on Sunday evening distanced himself from such reports.
“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,” Buhari’s aide said.
“In the light of above, we would like to appeal to the general public, especially members of the press, to ignore false or unauthorized information intended to attribute to the President any action which is not in line with his character.”
And Sani commended the President for clearing the air.
According to him, he never believed Buhari would give such directions.
“Thank you, President Buhari, for clearing the air on the calumnious memo,” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
“Even though I never believed that the President can ‘Direct’ a Governor to recall a disloyal Senator. Another executive lie ‘busted’.”