Tunde Bakare, overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, has accused presidency officials of deliberately leaking a memo written by Nasir El-Rufai to President Muhammadu Buhari. Claiming he knew about the memo allegedly written last September, Bakare said the intention of those who leaked it was to pit the president against El-Rufai, and to give the impression the latter was behind the leak.
“I can never deny that I knew about the memo; I knew about it. I flew from Lagos to meet El-Rufai in Abuja to discuss the contents with President Buhari. There were just three of us at the meeting”, Bakare said.
“The memo was an assessment of what was going on; where mistakes had been made and things were not going on well; and what could be done to move the country forward.
“It was not an attack on anybody or on the President but some sons of disobedience around President Buhari leaked the memo to Sahara Reporters to make it look as if it was meant to attack the President for their own selfish interests.
“Can you imagine that the memo was written in September last year and some people think that they could gain from that? Woe betides anyone who thinks he can further his interest by manipulating anything in this era,” Bakare said.