Days After Calling For ‘Change Of Guard’, Buhari Receives Bakare In Aso Villa
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received Pastor Tunde Bakare at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The meeting was held behind closed doors.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina shared photos from the meeting on social media.
“President Buhari receives Pastor Tunde Bakare in State House on 15th Oct 2021,” Adesina captioned the photos he shared across his official social media handles.
No details of the meeting were disclosed.
The meeting may not be unconnected with recent calls by Bakare for a change of guard in the country in which many interpreted as a call for coup.
Bakare, who was once a close political associate of Buhari, had few days ago said that, a “Change of guards simply means that we need fresh hands and insights into how to fix the problems of Nigeria.”
“Everyone looks tired around the President and we need a change of guards to bring competent people to handle critical issues,” he had called.
He however pointed out that, “I’m not advocating coup d’etat, God forbid; that will set us back by many years again. Military coup landed us in the trouble we are.”
The latest visit to the president, a source told the Whistler, “certainly, was not a routine visit but one aimed at clarifying that change of guard position because it’s a sensitive matter.
“A change of guard simply means coup because there’s no other way than a coup since elections to produce the next president is more than a year away.”