Garba Shehu says ‘We Don’t Have Cabal, It’s Called “Kitchen Cabinet”


The Presidency has again reacted to claims that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has been hijacked and now at the mercy of a power-hungry cabal.

 Garba Shehu

Presidential Spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu mentioned no president can function alone with out having a group of close confidants.

Shehu disclosed this on the weekend in Abuja throughout a dinner organized by the Press Corps of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC.

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According to him, in different climes, each president often has a “Kitchen Cabinet”, however that in Nigeria, authorities antagonists would like to discuss with such assortment of self-sacrificing people as cabals.

Shehu mentioned:

“What is the which means of cabal? I simply googled Thesaurus and amongst many different definitions, what they’re saying is that cabal means ‘conspire, intrigues, mystique, occult, secret’.

There is no authorities on this nation that we’ve had that some people weren’t accused of being a cabal in that authorities and it’s as a result of each administration, each president will need to have a secretariat.

“Every president will need to have people who advise him. It will not be a sin, it’s not an offence to have people that you just take into confidence. Elsewhere, they name it ‘Kitchen Cabinet’, however in our personal nation we’re being derogatory and we term them the cabal so that it’s going to tarnish their very own good image. A lot of them are successful people who’re making excessive sacrifices to even be coming to serve the federal government.

“Some of them haven’t any need around authorities but as a result of it is a nation of people, a few of them much in a rush, in reality, for a few of our elites.

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“Buhari is a bad man because you cannot go to him and say give me oil well and he will sign papers and give you. So, we understand the game that is playing out and there is always a price, in any case, to pay for that kind of exposure.

“Even the president himself, the kind of things that are being said of him, if he did not offer himself to serve, some of those things, people would not even have the chance to say them against him. So, we will live with it, we will accept it because it goes with the territory.”



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