John Shiklam in Kaduna
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has dispelled rumours of a ghastly accident involving his convoy.
Reacting to the rumour on his verified Twitter handle, el-Rufai said there was no truth in the rumour, which went viral on the social media.
He said: “I woke up after a rare 8-hour bout of deep sleep to learn that some bigotry-driven, PDP-affiliated fake news platform has declared my driver dead and my humble self in coma.
“Both claims are false. I thank them for reducing the days in their lives and adding them to mine.
“ I remain their permanent nightmare and not about to disappear from their wretched and corrupt lives any time soon by the Grace of Almighty Allah, until they are permanently retired and buried”.
The social media was awash with rumours that el-Rufai’s vehicle was involved in a crash while returning from Kano and that his driver died while the governor was in a critical condition.
The fake news, according to sources, has been traced to a lady who is not resident in Kaduna.
Also reacting to the rumours on his Twitter handle, Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communications, Muyiwa Adekeye, said el-Rufai didn’t even travel to Kano.
Adekeye: “The hatred that moves people to peddle lies, concoct rumours of accidents and try to pass off their ill-will as God’s doing is a burden on those who have permitted reason to exit their minds and have given their hearts to a constricting narrowness.
“While Malam Nasir el-Rufai was at post-election receptions in Kaduna on Sunday night, some liars placed him in Kano. Now they are spreading tales that he was involved in a fatal accident. Hatred is not a political strategy!”.
It was gathered that the governor departed Abuja on Wednesday for Dubai aboard Emirate airlines flight and is expected back home early next week