The Zamfara state Governor Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, was accused by two publications – City People and The Polity of dating Zahra, the 21 year-old daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari.
They also claimed the Governor, who is Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, gifted her a whopping $200 million.
Prompt News Online reports that the Governor, via his lawyer, Mahmud Magaji, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has vehemently denied the reports, and sent letters to both publications this week, threatening to sue them if they do not clear Yari’s name.
“The above publication, no doubt, is false and defamatory, and it is intended to bring the reputation of our client to ridicule and cause odium or malignity to our client.“Since the above publication, our client has received countless phone calls and text messages from family, friends, colleagues and associates, who incessantly call to enquire about the said publication.
“Consequent upon the above, it is our client’s instruction that we demand from you published retraction of the said defamatory piece in three national newspapers inclusive of your own – City People, The Polity.”
Governor Yari also threatened to sue the publishers of City People and The Polity – N10 billion and N100 billion respectively if they do not retract the publications and print apologies within seven days.