By Lawrence Olaoye
The Presidency has said that there was no trace of any letter by the Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari authorized him to deal with traitors and disloyal members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
In a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the Presidency stated that “The presidency wishes to distance 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.”
He continued, “We wish to confirm that the President is not aware of any such letter, let alone authorizing 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.
“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.”