The Senate President, Bukola Saraki Monday said that cabals have seized apparatus of the Executive from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Saraki, who made the statement after appearing at a federal high Court alongside his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, outgoing Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa and the Deputy Clerk, Ben Efeturi, said there is now a government within government of President Buhari.
” However, what has become clear is that there is now a government within the government of President Buhari who have seized the apparatus of Executive powers to pursue their nefarious agenda, ” he said in a statement he personally signed.
In response to Saraki’s statement, the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina wrote:
SENATOR SARAKI AND THE FICTIVE CABAL
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, claims 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.
This claim by Senator Saraki would have been more worth the while, if it had been backed with more information. 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.
To claim that President Buhari is anybody’s stooge is not only ridiculous, but also preposterous. It is not in the character of our President.
Special Adviser to the President
Media and Publicity
June 27, 2016