Senator protests Governor’s invitation to EFCC event, walks out

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has walked out of an event in Kaduna to protest the attendance of Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

The event held Thursday was the launching of the Kaduna zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The anti-graft agency had invited the two politicians, amongst other dignitaries, Mr. Sani, to the launch of the new office at Wurno Road, Kaduna.

But Mr. Sani drove out of the venue to protest the invitation handed Gov. El-Rufai, his arch-rival.

He later told PREMIUM TIMES his action was “in objection to invitation of the Kaduna State Governor”.

“I honoured the invitation to launch the zonal office of the EFCC and to participate in a stakeholders forum.

“I don’t think someone invited in this event fits in to the philosophy and principles of the EFCC.

“I don’t know how the EFCC can squarely investigate corruption cases in Kaduna with some of this characters cutting the tape of their new abode,” Mr. Sani said.

Efforts by people at the gate to convince the Senator to return to the event were unsuccessful.

Other dignitaries who attended the event are the Senator representing Kaduna North, Sulaiman Hunkuyi, immediate past governor of the state, Ramalan Yero, the EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, and the representative of Shehu Idris, the Emir of Zazzau, among others.


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  • Abdussalami Yaro

    This is disgraceful, Senator Sani. You are taking your political differences with the Governor too far. Your are childish, to say the least.

  • Bright Ezeh

    Sani your wrong , el-rufai is the governor of the state and more rightous than you and your saraki lead national Assembly

  • Spoken word

    Sani is such a clown and a publicity hunter.

  • blueeyedkitten

    Rubbish! Nobody would fall for this fake fight.
    why didnt he stop El-rufai from attending the funeral of his mother? Nonsense politics!

  • Man_Enough

    This Sani should wait and contest for the governorship position instead of being childish.

  • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

    Mr sanni,you missed it this time. El rufai is the governor and so has the right to honour the invitation, but you are also a politician that is liable to investigation, what makes the difference?

  • Mufu Ola

    Very pitiful & childish Shehu Sani.

  • Gabriel Ominyi

    At least people now know his name. Shehu Sani is not even worthy of being in the same event with El-Rufai. So sad that the divide in Nigeria politics is as bad as division between rival cult groups. Uncivilised way of reasoning.

  • Lawrence Azubuike

    Shehu Sani, how not to be a Senator

  • Rote

    This Senator has become a clown. Was he not the same Senator protesting that he was shielded from greeting PMB at a function in the early days of this administration. He needs training on protocol. El Rufai as Kaduna State government built the edifice for EFCC that is being commissioned he should let us see whatever he has done in support of EFCC or anti-corruption drive.

  • mejabi

    8th Senate is made up of unfortunate set of criminals and cronies who doesn’t know the dictates of the laws. What a calamitous, ill fortune country! Only in Nigeria that devil accuse other devils of devilish act.