PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the allegation by Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, that a cabal has taken over his government.
Reacting to the assertion in Abuja, on Monday, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, requested Saraki to name members of the cabal.
The presidential aide said it was only when the number three man in government, disclosed the identity of the cabal that his statement could be taken seriously.
It said as the Chief Law Officer of the country, the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice had the right to determine who had infringed on the law.
Adesina said: “Senate President, Dr 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 statement added: “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.”