Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has debunked speculations that he allegedly engaged his Deputy, Barnabas Bala Bantex, in a fisticuffs over alleged argument on state matters. The cause of the alleged fisticuffs between El-Rufai and Bantex, according to reports was that, the Governor and the deputy have been having a cold war over alleged plans by the governor to sack top civil servants in the state.
He said if there is anybody he so much trusted and respected, it is Bantex who he said he had known closely for the past 40 years. Read what he said below
“We chair executive council meeting together, we operate like partners, and now people want to create enemity between us. I am of age, I can’t descend so low. This rumour is completely false, it is created to cause division. “We never discussed retrenchment of workers in the State as claimed by the rumour mongers. “I have never slapped anyone in my life, I have never argued with Bantex, I don’t slap people, I fight people with mouth,” el-Rufai stated