The presidency has waved aside claims that a certain cabal had taken over the presidential villa.

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The presidency has waved aside claims that a certain cabal had taken over the presidential villa, sidelining the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo since the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from London.

While revealing that Osinbajo remains Buhari’s closest confidant, the presidency described the allegation as a recycled hate campaign.

This was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

Garba further explained that every memo, statement, speech brought to his principal was subject to his (Garba) intense scrutiny, right down to the placement of commas and full stops.

The President’s special assistant noted that there have been attacks on Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President, adding that the CoS is like the headman of all the president’s political appointees as he has direct responsibility for multiple levels of staff working for the president.

According to Garba, Kyari plays the role of liaising with ministries and parastatals so that he can have full awareness of the issues being discussed whenever these groups meet with the president.

By BONI