President Muhammadu Buhari is furious over reports of a cabal running his government.
The misconception that President Muhammadu Buhari has never been in charge of the country has reached to the heavens, and the president is now talking tough in a bid to address the seemingly disturbing issue.
President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in the London for a 14 day holiday, has in a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, warned that there cannot be anyone too powerful for him to control.
The President also warned that he would not share the powers at the Presidential Villa with anyone, and called on the media to stop attributing ‘non-existing powers to some people.
He said, “The President is in absolute control of his government. The media should stop attributing non-existent powers to some people. There cannot be anyone too powerful for President Buhari to control.”
There have been reports of power tussle at the Presidential Villa with claims that the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari was forced to stay out of Aso Rock for over three months allegedly by some cabal.
During the week, Abba Kyari was reported to have sacked about 35 Personal Assistants to the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo without the consent of the VP and Buhari, his boss.
However, Buhari has declared that nothing happens in the seat of power without his knowledge and that no one is more powerful than him at the Presidential Villa.
In a more recent development, a December 9, 2019, letter by Buhari’s National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno, accused Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari of heavily influencing the President, and even giving out directives to service chiefs without the knowledge much less approval of the president. The letter has been seen as a confirmation that contrary to Buhari’s claims, he’s no longer in charge of his own government.