Sambo To el-Rufai: You're Accidental Politician, Public Servant


Vice President Namadi Sambo yesterday described the allegation by former FCT minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai that the VP barred him from speaking at late Governor Patrick Yakowa's one year anniversary lecture as the cacophony of an accidental politician and public servant.

Specifically, El-Rufai had accused Sambo of being the one who barred him from praising the late Kaduna State governor.

But speaking through his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Alhaji Umar Sani, the Vice President urged President Goodluck Jonathan “to disregard the comments of El-Rufai as they were made in bad faith”, adding that it was the usual “publicity stunt to attract attention to a non-issue to score cheap political points”.

Sambo wondered why the name of someone who was invited by the late Yakowa's family to speak at the lecture was conspicuously missing in the programme.

“We believe that this is the cacophony and the ranting of an accidental politician who savours the joy of echoing directionless vituperations at responsible citizens. We believe the idea was to embark on a wild goose chase aiming to attack the presidency for political expediency. Succinctly put, we hasten to say that no such thing happened at all”, Sani noted.