Isa Funtua, an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, has declared himself as a “cabal” in response to the allegation of some “powerful men” taking over the “Next Level” government.
YaahooJournalist understands that Mr. Funtua, who hails from Katsina (the same state with Buhari), has been labelled a member of the cabal running the “Next Level” government of the President.
This online news medium recalls that the wife of the president and Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, had on various occasions claimed that her husband was no longer in charge of running the government.
In December 2019, Aisha accused Garba Shehu, Buhari’s spokesman, of not being loyal to her husband but “to others who have no stake in the compact that the president signed with Nigerians on May 29, 2015 and 2019.”
However, speaking on The Morning Show, a programme on Arise Television, on Saturday, January 4, Funtua dismissed allegations that President Buhari is running his government through a group of people.
The president’s ally stressed that he is not a member of any cabal but a “cabal myself.”
Funta insisted that President Buhari is free to have people he trusts around him, adding that:
“I’m not a member of any cabal, I’m cabal myself.”
“What is cabal? In short, I think it means the kitchen cabinet, people that you trust. People you believe will not deceive you, that they can do things in the interest of the country.
“Nigerians are using it in a derogatory term, not in the real meaning of it. Take a dictionary, what is the real meaning of cabal?”
When asked that Aisha had alleged that cabal exists in the presidency, he said: “Please, let me hear word, I beg you.”