Gov El-Rufai Files N2bn Defamation Suit Against Senator Shehu Sani
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has filed a N2 billion defamation suit against Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani.
El-Rufai filed the suit on Friday at the Kaduna State High Court, demanding N2 billion from the lawmaker for four charges, one of which is defamation of character.
The governor is seeking compensation for injury allegedly suffered as a result of “the malicious statements” made by the senator to humiliate him and defame his integrity by calling him a drunk, loose cannon and an embarrassment to President Muhammadu Buhari”.
Governor El-Rufai said the “derogatory remarks” made against him are totally false and injurious to his person in the eyes of the public.
Addressing journalists after filing the suit, Abdulhakeem Mustapha, Counsel to Governor El-Rufai, dismissed insinuations that the governor, by virtue of his position, does not have the constitutional right to sue any citizen.