The Presidency has refuted the claims by some media houses 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, on Friday.
In a statement released by Femi Adesina, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said that the stories making the rounds concerning the visit of Pastor Tunde Bakare and The Minister were far from true.
The Presidential aide disclosed that Adeosun was at the presidential villa in as a result of the Annual General Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration of African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) holding on Saturday in Abuja, which would be attended by President Buhari.
He stated further that Pastor Tunde Bakare met with Adeosun at the entrance of the building as he made his way to meet the president and they exchanged pleasantries.
The statement read: ”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.’’
Adesina disclosed that this statement was to correct erroneous and fictitious reports about the visit of Pastor Tunde Bakare to President Buhari and his encounter with Minister, Kemi Adeosun
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