President Muhammad Buhari

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has denied claims of President Buhari punishing anyone.

In a release signed by Shehu, he said President Buhari is in support of the party’s decisions and never goes against them.

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President.

“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,” the statement read.

“We wish to confirm that the President is not aware of any such letter, let alone authorising 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.”

Reacting to the statement, Sani thanked the president for “clearing the air on the calumnious memo”.

“Thank you President Buhari for clearing the air on the calumnious memo; even though I never believed that the President can ‘Direct’ a Governor to recall a disloyal Senator. Another executive lie busted,” Sani wrote on his official Twitter handle.

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