The Kwara State branch of the All Progressives Congress (Kwara APC) has aligned itself with the opinion of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who said that “there is a government within the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Kwara APC, in a statement by it publicity secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, on Tuesday, also faulted the response of President Muhammadu Buhari, which was revealed through a statement by his spokesperson, Mr. Femi Adesina.
Rather than embarking on a “futile drive to denounce and dismiss the obvious,” Kwara APC in the state stated that it expected the Presidency to embrace introspection and take right steps in the interest of the nation in order to avert the anger of Nigerians who are getting tired of excuses for the numerous challenges facing the country.
Alhaji Sulyman further accused Adesina of trying to create disunity between the President and the leadership of the Senate. His words:
“The statement by Mr. Femi Adesina on behalf of Mr. President is not only unpresidential, it also failed to convincingly dismiss the widely held view of Nigerians that, indeed, there is a government within the government of Mr. President.
“It is instructive to note that the Senate President is not the first Nigerian to express such observations.
“The Senate President, through the press statement he personally signed, only called the attention of Mr. President to the danger ahead if the ugly situation is permitted to fester.
“In fact, the statement by Mr. Adesina is the clearest indication that a government exists within the government of Mr. President. The President that we know, the President that we have worked with, the President that we have worked for, the President that we voted for, would not have directed his media adviser to issue such an unpresidential statement. That statement is a confirmation of the Senate President’s observation.
The publicity secretary of Kwara APC went on to say that it was the same supposed cabal that embarrassed President Buhari by padding the 2016 national budget, including the budget of Aso Rock, to the extent of inflating some figures in the Villa expenditures.
He also observed that it is the same cabal that has made it almost impossible for many ministers and Special Advisers to have access to the President, advising that the presidency should be careful and remember that the failure of the immediate past administration was the handwork of a cabal which hijacked and destroyed their government.