Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State has denied reports of a quarrel between him and his predecessor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai over the choice of the ministerial nominee to replace the former governor in the federal cabinet.
The governor made the denial as he called on media houses, social media users, and macro-blogging sites to desist from spreading false and unverified information as this could mislead readers and cause unnecessary tension in the polity.
The Governor gave this advice while fielding questions from members of the press on his recent meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his alleged rejection of a certain individual proposed by his predecessor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai to replace him as a ministerial nominee.
Governor Sani rebuffing the claims of awe stated categorically, “The only thing that is true in the story is that I met with the President. Every other thing is false and a conjecture to create friction between me and Malam Nasir El-Rufai. At no time did we discuss the issue of replacement.”
Further emphasizing the importance of responsible reporting, Governor Sani urged media outlets to be cautious and avoid becoming tools for mischief-makers who specialize in spreading falsehoods and divisive narratives.
While commending media houses and bloggers who consistently ensure due diligence in reporting factual stories, Governor Sani reminded members of the press of their duty as the fourth estate of the realm.
“In these days of clickbaits and fake news, it is imperative for traditional and new media platforms to maintain their integrity by sharing balanced and verified stories that will be useful in moving the nation forward,” Governor Sani said in rebuffing claims of a quarrel between him and El-Rufai.