The remarks were made in the memo the governor sent to President Muhammadu Buhari which was leaked to the media recently.
In a statement sent to journalists on Wednesday, April 19, Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District, noted that the comment attributed to El-Rufai was a clear case of ingratitude to Tinubu who has contributed immensely to the growth of democratic rule in the country.
He stated that Tinubu’s contribution to the victory of the APC in the 2015 elections is unparalleled, adding that but for Tinubu, the victory over the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would have remained a mere dream.
Part of the statement read:“The memo written by Kaduna governor which tends to belittle the contribution of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the South-west is sad and unfortunate. It is perfidious and the height of ingratitude.
“We must accept the stark truth that without Bola Tinubu and the principled position of the South-west, dislodging Goodluck Jonathan and the then ruling PDP could have still remain a pipe dream, a hollow hope or a political mirage. El-Rufai defecates on a broom that is supposed to clean the littered floor of the nation.
“President Buhari is the heart of APC and Asiwaju is the lungs. Tinubu’s contribution to the success of the party is unequalled. El-Rufai smiles with Tinubu on broad daylight and stings him at night. He hugs Tinubu with a chest of hooks and shakes him with toxic palms.
“El-Rufai should publicly apologise to Tinubu and the South-west .To insult a man publicly and apologise to him privately is to eat your cake and have it. Those heavily drinking from the liquor of power should know that they will later or lately have to drive back home.”
Last month, it was reported that Governor El-Rufai sent a 30-page memo to President Buhari, where he stated that the APC has made the situation in Nigeria worse than it met it, by failing to be proactive in taking key decisions in a timely manner.
The dimunitive governor took time to list some of his recommendations to the president, especially as regards his relationship with APC members and the ruling party’s governors.