Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari, has demanded a retraction of reports in the City People magazine and The Polity indicating that he was dating Zahra, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a letter written to the publishers of the two publications by his lawyer, Mahmud Magaji (SAN) and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, Yari, accused the publishers of portraying him in bad light.
The two publications had reported that Yari, who is also the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, gave $200 million to Zahra as gift.
The letters dated January 18 and 19, 2016, 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 – City People, The Polity.”
Governor Yari also threatened to sue the publishers of City People and The Polity for N10 billion and N100 billion respectively should they fail to retract the publications and tender apology within seven days.