Presidency Replies Saraki, Name The “Government Within The Government” You Claim Exists


The Presidency, through Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) has replied the Senate President only few hours after he wrote some allegations on twitter. Saraki had said, the Government ought to work hand in hand with the Senate to take Nigeria forward instead of getting interested on how they got on seat. He then claimed that it was obvious that there is a Government within the Government of today, which Femi Adeshina has now denied, saying the quote is worthless. Below is the statement from Mr Adeshina.


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 Muhammadu Buhari is anybody’s stooge is not only ridiculous, but also preposterous. It is not in the character of our President.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity)
June 27, 2016

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