The Presidency has dismissed the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki’s claim of having a government within the government that has seized the apparatus of the executive power as pretentious and imaginary.
Senator Saraki had in a statement on Monday, said that a powerful cabal within the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government had hijacked power from the retired general.
In the statement, Saraki alleged that powerful forces in Buhari’s administration is bent on humiliating him. He however reiterated his innocence in the charges preferred against him and swore that he will fight on at the Court.
He also vowed to use all legal means available to resist any attempt by forces within the Buhari’s government to persecute him for upholding his fundamental rights. The Senate President expressed his willingness to go to jail instead of succumbing to the agenda of the cabal in the Buhari’s government.
But the Presidency challenged him to back his claim with more information by identifying those who constitute the government within the government.
As far as the federal government is concerned the Attorney General is the chief law officer of the state and it is within his constitutional power to determine who has infringed upon the law and who has not.
According to the President’s media adviser, Mr Femi Adesina, “Pretending to carry an imaginary cross is mere obfuscation, if, indeed a criminal act has been committed, we leave the court to judge.”
Read the full statement here.
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