Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari instructed him to deal with Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central district, for publicly condemning his government.
El-Rufai revealed this in a letter to Buhari dated October 2. In the letter, the governor said the President had been displeased with Sani for calling his administration a failure. It also stated that Buhari was enraged by Sani’s condemnation of his medical vacation to the United Kingdom.
El-Rufai said Sani through his reckless actions made the senate deny Kaduna of $350m world Bank loan.
The letter read, “When your excellency traveled to London in April 2018 for medical consultation, Shehu Sani ridiculed it on Facebook as ‘Voyage to London, Season 3.
“In May 2018, he lamented what he said was Buhari’ s three years of failure to protect human lives.
“In the same month, he wrote that ‘Baba should protect his testicle from any man who always bends down to greet him.
“Your excellency will recall that earlier this year, you directed me to initiate processes to recall Shehu Sani from the senate to punish his repeated acts of contempt and disloyalty.
“Following your directive, our team in Kaduna studied what was being done in Kogi state regarding the recall of Dino Melaye and drew up a budget. Upon examination of the costs and loopholes in the recall process as brutally exposed in Dino Melaye’s case, and in recognition of the immense of preparations for the next elections, it was decided that it may be more prudent to oust him at the ballot.
“The party executives in his ward in Kaduna suspended him from APC in December 2015 for negative comments about your excellency. It was later extended to indefinite suspension in 2016.”
El-Rufai stated that Sani needs the APC more than it needs him.