Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the civil defamation suit filed against him by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, insisting that nothing will stop him from expressing his opinion.
The Senator said although he has yet to be served a notice of the suit, his lawyers are ready and well prepared to defend him.
“The distinguished Senator wishes to assure all his supporters and well-wishers that nothing and absolutely nothing can stop him from expressing his opinion on either Kaduna state or National issues,” a statement by Suleiman Ahmed, a Special Adviser to the Senator read in part.
“The distinguished Senator is a dogged fighter who has been through many courts and even prisons in his life of struggle and can never be stopped or intimidated to silenced by any means.”
Governor El-Rufai sued the Senator on Friday accusing him of defaming his character and demanding N500million damages on four defamation charges, making a total of N2billion damages.
The governor, who personally filed the suit on Friday, is seeking compensation for the injury he allegedly suffered as a result of “the malicious statements” by Senator Sani.