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El-Rufai Behind Termination of Atiku’s Intel Contract With NPA – Sugar

A political associate of Atiku, Alhaji Muhammadu Abdullahi Sugar, has alleged that Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State is using the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to fight former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Reacting to the news of the termination of Atiku’s Intels Nigeria Limited’s Boats Pilotage Monitoring and Supervision agreement entered with NPA, Sugar said the action was the “handiwork” of El-Rufai.

He said the Kaduna governor used the NPA boss, Hadiza Bala Usman, to get at Atiku.

There was no immediate response from El-Rufai’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan.

Sugar, in a phone interview with DailyTrust on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari might not be aware of the development, saying, “Intels is a legitimate company doing legitimate business based on agreement with the NPA.

“We know too well that this is the handiwork of El-Rufai; but we want him to remember that even his boss, in the person of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, tried to pull Atiku down when they had issues but the former vice president came out stronger.

“All efforts to paint him (Atiku) black with false allegations of corruption failed, and this one too will go the same way by Allah’s will,” he said.

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