Former Nigerian Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged that the late Abba Kyari isn’t the head of the alleged cabal within President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as widely believed by many people.
The former presidential aide who spoke on Monday noted that the cabal truly exits but Kyari is just a member and not the leader.
Chief Fani-Kayode went ahead to list and reveal the identities of those he claimed are members of the cabal.
He made the disclosure in an article about Buhari’s late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, entitled “How are the mighty fallen,” in which he extolled the virtues of the late Kyari and paid glowing tributes to him.
In his write up, Fani-Kayode said: “Some say he (Abba Kyari) was the leader of the cabal. This is a cabal in which seasoned and skillful old war horses, ancient northern political veterans and warriors like Mamman Daura, Zangon Daura, Mahmoud Tukur, Ismaila Isa Funtua, Lawal Daura, Baba Gana Kingibe and many others.”
He added that the cabal had been in existence way before Mallam Kyari entered the corridors of power and governance in Nigeria.
“A cabal that has been in existence and in power since the 1980’s when he was still at University? This does not make sense. He was a powerful Chief of Staff but he was far from being head of the cabal or being de facto President. That much I can assure you.”
Fani-Kayode, a PDP chieftain who extolled the virtues of Kyari noted that the late Chief of Staff was indeed a strong person within President Buhari’s administration who brought balance to things and would have fired many appointees if he was the strongest or leader of the cabal.
“Many of those (Buhari’s appointees) in office at the time of his death would not have been there anymore because he would have fired them long ago.”
“A fmr. President & a fmr. COAS & Min. of Def. would have been arrested,a fmr. NSA & a popular online publisher would have still been in detention &more would have been detained had it not been for this man”-FFK
HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLEN https://t.co/ta0SOXOKHy
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) April 20, 2020
He added that God alone sees the heart, knows who is who and “will call each and every one of us to account for our deeds and misdeeds. It is not for me or anyone else to judge Kyari and it is not for anyone else to judge me or to judge you.”
“There shall be reward in the afterlife and for our bad ones we shall suffer. That applies to us all and as the Bible says, “let he that is free of sin throw the first stone.” Fani-Kayode added.