An elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, on Wednesday claimed that the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu leaked the memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari to embarrass the president.
Yakasai also claimed that the Minister deliberately leaked his epistle to the public so as to create the impression that Buhari is weak.
In a statement he personally signed, the elder statesman claimed that Kachikwu’s letter created an impression that Buhari could be manipulated by his subordinates.
According to Yakasai, “My feelings was that the leakage of the letter was simply made to embarrassed the President and create an impression that he is not serious about following due process.
“It is unimaginable to assume that the leak of that letter can happen without the knowledge or even the consent of the minister or anybody who is the author of such document .
“I know for sure that critical communication at the higher level are normally not done through a third party to avoid leakage of information.
“From the content of the Minister Kachikwu’s letter, it contained series of grievances which appeared to have over a long period of time.
“It is a common knowledge that the President has been away for over three months recently, common sense dictates that such accumulated differences should have been conveyed to the Acting President during the absence of the President.”