Presidency explains how Adeosun, Pastor Bakare met at Presidential Villa
The Presidency has explained that Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun only ran into the General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, at the Presidential Villa on Friday.
This is against an earlier report that the Minister and the cleric met President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed door.
In a statement forwarded to DAILY POST by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, he explained that only Pastor Bakare was on a scheduled visit to Buhari.
According to him, “The stories with insinuations are making the rounds that Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly and Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, met together with President Muhammadu Buhari at State House, Abuja, Friday. Far from the truth.
“The Minister was at the Presidential Villa in connection with the Annual General Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration of African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) holding Saturday in Abuja, which would be graced by President Buhari.
“She ran into Pastor Bakare, who was on a scheduled visit to see the President, and they exchanged pleasantries.
“The cleric particularly thanked the Minister for finding time to attend his mother’s funeral, which took place in Abeokuta, Ogun State, penultimate weekend.
“Mrs Adeosun had seen President Buhari not fewer than three times earlier in the week, and did not need to meet with him again on Friday.
“This statement is to put events in proper perspective, and dispel all conjectures and fictive reporting.”