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APC crisis: El-Rufai slams N2bn defamation suit on Sani 


Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai

There seems to be no end in sight yet in the crisis rocking the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as Governor Nasir El-Rufai has filed a suit at the State High, seeking N500million damages each from the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, for alleged defamation of character.

El-Rufai, who personally filed the suit, yesterday, is seeking compensation for the injury he allegedly suffered as a result of “the malicious statements” made by Sani through the mass media to humiliate him and defame his integrity by calling him a drunk, loose cannon and an embarrassment to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Among other reliefs, the governor is seeking a declaration that the derogatory remarks made against him by Sani are totally false and injurious to his person in the eyes of the public.

Speaking to reporters at the court premises, his counsel, AbdulHakeem Mustapha (SAN), said the four actions attract the sum of N500milion each.

He also dismisses insinuations that El-Rufai, by virtue of his position, does not have the constitutional right to sue any citizen.

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