We're not in receipt of el-Rufai's purported letter to Buhari ---Presidency

el-Rufai (squatting) Buhari discusses with Buhari as others watch

The presidency has distanced President Muhammadu Buhari from a letter currently in circulation, which alleges that the president had authorized a governor or anyone else for that matter to "deal with traitors and disloyal members of APC, especially Senator Shehu Sani."

In a press statement signed by the senior special assistant to the president on media, Garba Shehu said "the president is not aware of any such letter, let alone authorising anyone to deal with any party member.'

The statement went further to explain that "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.

It concluded that "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.

It would be recalled that a letter, purportedly written to the president by the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, found its way into the public space weekend.

El-Rufai, who vehemently opposed the decision of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) to clear Shehu Sani as the sole candidate in the race for APC-Kaduna Central, said in the letter that the fate of the senator “lies in the hands of the party delegates in the state.”

He went on to list what he believes to be the many sins of Sani, mostly his comments in the Senate that he (el-Rufai) said did not portray the president in good light and therefore, should not be allowed to return to the Senate.

Indeed, he reminded the president, in the said letter, of his instruction to deal with traitors and disloyal members of APC like Senator Shehu Sani 

That not withstanding, the national body of the APC, Sunday, reiterated its earlier position that Sani remained its only senatorial candidate from Kaduna Central.

This was made known by the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Yekini Nabena, confirmed this in Abuja.

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