Apostle Suleman made the claim through a statement sent to NAIJ by his communications manager, Phrank Shaibu on Tuesday, March 14.
According to the cleric, the facts and available intelligence incontrovertibly point to the Kaduna governor as the mastermind of the allegations.
He further stated that El-Rufai decided to sponsor the allegations as a strategy to silence him and to take revenge for his famed audacity of standing against the persecution and killing of Christians in outhern Kaduna.
“It is clear that Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is the mastermind of these allegations. The masquerade has been unveiled and is now dancing naked in the market square. We don’t need to look any further for the source of the smoke”, he stated.
The statement contended that apart from the initial suspicion by the church that the Kaduna governor may be behind the evil plot, the latest so-called revelation by one Queen Esther, a supposed usher of the Omega Fire Ministries finally uncovered the lid as to who was sponsoring the myriad of allegations against the general overseer.
The statement said: “When Festus Keyamo in his first letter to our pastor made allusion to fulani herdsmen, we dismissed it as a coincidence. Then intelligence revealed that some persons are lodged in a hotel being trained on how to clone Apostle’s voice and crop videos.
“The first question that crossed our mind was who was paying the bills, especially the huge media blitz that has trailed the spurious allegations. We did not have to wait for long before El-Rufai exposed himself. Indeed, he could not wait for long before coming out of the closet.”
The statement wondered why the said Queen Esther, who allegedly pleaded for the media not to reveal her real identity gave the condition that the Kaduna state government must guarantee her safety.
“Why is the said Queen Esther asking for protection from the Kaduna state government. Is the government now the police or the Department of State Services (DSS)? Why did she not mention any other state? Is it not obvious that she is telling us what her sponsors are willing for Nigerians to know?” the statement queried.
The statement therefore urged the security agencies, particularly the DSS to investigate El-Rufai’s involvement in the unfolding saga, particularly the possibility that he may be harbouring a private militia.
Meanwhile, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has lashed out at the many who are speaking ill of Apostle Suleman, following his alleged affair with Stephanie Otobo, a Canada singer.
Omokri posted on his Facebook wall, that many Nigerians are too hasty in their judgement of the case which tends to have started a media war in Nigeria.
Similarly, a legal practitioner in Abuja, Danladi Umar on Sunday, March 13 faulted the allegation by Ms Otobo, that she had an amorous relationship with Apostle Suleman.