The Kaduna state governor, Uba Sani, has denied rejecting his predecessor, Nasir El Rufai’s ministerial nomination.

In a statement by the spokesman for the governor, Muhammad Lawal Shehu, he stated that reports were inaccurate and aimed at creating unnecessary tension between Uba Sani and El Rufai.

The governor emphasised that the accurate aspect of the story was his meeting with the president, adding that at no point during the meeting did the issue of a replacement nominee come up for discussion.

He also called on media outlets, social media users and blogging platforms to refrain from spreading unverified and false information that could mislead readers and contribute to political tension in the country.

Recalls that El Rufai’s nomination was stepped down during senate screening following an incomplete security check, after which El Rufai rejected the offer but nominated a replacement.

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