Senator Shehu Sani made up walkout story – El-rufai [SEE FULL TEXT]

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai, has said that Senator Shehu Sani did not walk out on him at the launching of the Kaduna State Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as reported by the media.

The governor said Sani was at Asaa Pyramid Hotel when the event was going on Thursday morning.

In a statement issued yesterday, El-rufai alleged that Shehu Sani, who did not come for the event, made up the story about himself.

The statement reads thus: “The Kaduna State Government invited the EFCC to set up shop in Kaduna. The state government provided the office space, and it was commissioned today. Since coming to Kaduna, the EFCC has helped the Kaduna State Government recover N450m from contractors and former public officers.

“But Shehu Sani tried to make the story about himself. He said he is protesting Malam Nasir El-Rufai’s presence at the commissioning of the EFCC office.

“But he did not come to the event, and so could not have walked out. He merely sent a text message to an EFCC official saying that he was at the gate but was turning back because someone does not deserve to be there. He was at Asaa Pyramid Hotel, instead.

“How come that it will be at the gate of the event that he suddenly realized that Malam El-Rufai who invited EFCC to Kaduna and provided them an office would be at the commissioning event of the same office? Why didn’t he send a letter to the EFCC earlier declining the invitation to attend the event?

“He played a joke on some journalists whom he knew would fall for his sense of drama rather than verify things. Recall that Shehu Sani did not support the confirmation of Magu.”

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