Sani, who said the governor was unfit to run the state, also described the governor as a hypocrite, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari will soon taste the poisonous venom of El-Rufai.
The former lawmaker was responding to a comment by credited to El-Rufai, who reportedly mocked and claimed he was responsible for the defeat of Sani and Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi in the last elections and their “permanent” retirement from politics.
In reaction, Sani told the governor that he could not claim to have ‘retired’ anyone in politics when all his life was about hanging behind President Buhari. The senator said:
“My attention has been drawn to the post by Nasir El-Rufai where he made mention of my name and that of distinguished Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi. Even though I’m in court with the governor in the last year where he sued me and I sued him for libel, it’s still necessary to respond to him thus: You can’t claim to have ‘retired’ anyone in politics when all your life is about hanging behind President Buhari and name-dropping him to achieve your goals.
“You are yet to prove your ‘power of retirement’ by standing on your feet, though the recent one you did was trying to be the chairman of governor’s forum and you woefully failed.”
“Your treacherous history of jumping from one godfather to another is well-known to all Nigerians. And I have always believed that it’s a matter of time before PMB will have a taste of your patented venom and perfidy once you reach a point that he is of no further importance to you.”
“You are neither the first to ‘win re-election’ nor will you be the last in our state. The difference is that even Makarfi who served eight years never claimed to have retired anyone. And their victories were never challenged as a fraud.
“Before I left the APC, I told PMB and Oshiomhole and Tinubu that you will insult, betray and fight them. It is in your DNA.
“The liquor of power makes you think and act like a god, enjoy it while it lasts. It seems your mind is still troubled. If not, Shehu Sani could not have been in your diminutive heart long after you have ‘retired him.
“All the staff of Oshiomhole’s office at Aso Drive can attest to how you patrolled that office 24 hours and knelt down for him to have your way; and how you shed tears before PMB to let you install a stooge.
“However, I believe that President Buhari is experienced enough to know that what you say behind him is different from what you say before him.”