Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that he had never at any time prevented the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) from performing its functions as widely misreported.
The governor in his reaction to widely reported news and comments which misrepresented Justice Binta Nyako’s reaffirmation of an earlier declaratory judgment, said, he rather went to court to clear his name.
In a statement issued by El-Rufai’s counsel, AU Mustapha (SAN), the governor of Kaduna State said that he approached the court in 2009 to clear his name when he was being smeared by the anti-graft agency.
Mustapha reiterated that, ‘at no point did Malam Nasir El-Rufai seek to stop theEFCC from performing its statutory functions. He went to court in 2009 to defend his reputation against an EFCC that was leaking and smearing, not investigating.’’