It was gathered that the relationship between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, may have gone sour again over Atiku’s claim that the governor offered him Transcorp shares.
The former vice-president had, while responding to allegations written by the Governor el-Rufai in his book, Accidental Public Servant, said el-Rufai did not give any evidence or proof where “I was corrupt.”
“This is the same el-Rufai and others who incorporated Transcorp during my time as vice president and offered me shares and I declined.
“I wrote to them officially to say it was unethical of me to have accepted those offers, so where is the corruption toga coming from,” said Atiku.
Irked by Atiku’s allegation, Governor el-Rufai in a statement he personally signed said Atiku had a record of spewing outright lies and innuendo against my person.
“As we struggle to build a law-abiding society and secure progressive outcomes for our people, we cannot allow the triumph on these shores of those who will have us move to a post-factual world. Not even from a man as practiced as Alhaji Atiku is in the dark arts of damaging other people through a campaign of lies from him and his media machine.
“Therefore, I am constrained to provide a response to the fake news and irresponsible revision of recent history by Alhaji Atiku,” el-Rufai said.