Presidency Reacts To Saraki’s Allegations of ‘Cabal in Buhari’s Government’


The Presidency on Monday challenged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to name the cabals in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Saraki had claimed that there is “now a government within the government of President Buhari”, which has allegedly seized the apparatus of Executive powers to pursue a nefarious agenda.

But a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said that the claim by Senator Saraki would have been more worth the while if it had been backed with more information.

It reads: “If he had proceeded to identify those who constitute the “government within the government,” it would have taken the issue beyond the realm of fiction and mere conjecture.

“But as it stands, the allegation is not even worth the paper on which it was written, as anybody can wake from a troubled sleep, and say anything.

“The Attorney-General of the Federation is the Chief Law Officer of the state. It is within his constitutional powers to determine who has infringed upon the law, and who has not.

“Pretending to carry an imaginary cross is mere obfuscation, if, indeed, a criminal act has been committed. But we leave the courts to judge.” It stated

“To claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is anybody’s stooge, the statement said, is not only ridiculous, but also preposterous. It is not in the character of our President,” It added.

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