Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare was a guest at Aso Rock’s Presidential Villa on Friday.Bakare arrived at the President’s office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja at about 2.30pm.
Coincidentally, embattled Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, was also sighted at the Presidential Villa on Friday and the calculation as it was coming from observers was that Pastor Tunde Bakare’s visit was about the ongoing allegation against the minister of not taking part in the one year cumpulsory one year NYSC programme and that the exception certificate was forged.
Bakare left the premises alone at about 4pm. He told State House correspondents that he did not meet Buhari alongside Adeosun.
He explained that both of them only met at the Presidential Villa. He however did not disclose his mission to Aso Villa.
“Our meetings are not related. We met here,” Bakare simply said.
He said, “Honourable Minister Kemi Adeosun and I arrived at the Villa at different times. We met at the corridor. She went on to see someone else in the Villa and I went into a closed-door meeting with PMB (Buhari) alone to thank him for sending a powerful delegation to my mother’s home-going celebration (sic).
“This is the truth. The impression being created is as if she ran to me to speak to the President on her behalf. This impression is erroneous and false. I will appreciate that my side of the story is also published.”
Bakare was Buhari’s running mate when the President contested the 2011 presidential election on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change.
He has however been criticising the present administration lately over its poor handling of the security challenges in some parts of the country.
Adeosun has been under the spotlight because of a report that her National Youth Service Corps’ exemption certificate was forged.
Many individuals and groups have been calling for her sacking and prosecution just as the NYSC said it was investigating the matter.