Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has filed a N2billion character defamation suit against the Senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani.
The governor who filed the suit at the State High Court on Friday, is seeking N2billion compensation for the injury allegedly suffered as a result of “the malicious statements” made by Senator Sani through the mass media.
He said the senator humiliated him and defamed his integrity by calling him a drunk, a loose cannon and an embarrassment to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Among other reliefs, Governor el-Rufai is seeking a declaration that the derogatory remarks made against him by Senator Sani were totally false and injurious to his person in the eyes of the public.
El-Rufai’s counsel to AbdulHakeem Mustapha (SAN), who spoke to journalists at the court premises, said each of the four actions attracts the sum of N500 million each.