ZAMFARA GOV REACTS TO RUMOURED ROMANCE WITH PRESIDENT ‘S DAUGHTER, ZARAH BUHARI

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Zamafara State governor, Abdulazeez Yari, has threatened to sue two media houses over publication that he is having affair with President Buhari’s daughter, Zarah Buhari and gave her $200m cash gift.zarah

The reports had said that Gov. Abdulazizi Yari divorced his third wife, Hadiza Umaru Shinkafi and is in a romantic relationship with Zarah Buhari that is heading towards marriage, awaiting the first family’s blessing.

It was also reported that Gov. Yari gave out GMC Jeeps, one of the most expensive car’s produced in America as their official car’s to each of his three wives.

However, a month ago, all privileges including the Jeep was withdrawn from Hadiza, after the governor divorced her.

But in two separate letters, dated 18 and 19 January, and written on behalf of the governor by his lawyer, Mahmud Magaji (SAN), Yari threatens to sue the publications for defamation, in which he would demand N100 billion (in the case of the first publication) and N10 billion (against the second publication) should they fail to retract the publication and tender apology within seven days.

The letters read in part: “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.”

The controversial publication also said that Gov. Abdulazeez Yari’s second wife, Asmau, and Hadiza were best of friends at the Federal Government Girls College Gusau during their secondary school days, and both ladies also had the same group of friends.

It was reported that during Gov. Yari and Asmau’s wedding, Hadiza participated fully with their group of friends.

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