Ibe Kachikwu leaked his letter to embarrass President Buhari – Tanko Yakasai

An elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, on Wednesday claimed that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel 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.”



  1. Yakasai seems one of those ignorant northerners that think that Nigeria belong to them
    I wonder why Yakasi failed to address the main issue of gross misconduct by Baru who obviously breached the civil service rule by sidelining his boss, the minister of state

  2. This is an elder that speak with little or no caution. Our people says an elder does not sit in a compound and watch children throwing stones indiscriminately – But Yakassai is one elder that enjoys throwing stones with little children even into a crowded market not minding the injury it will cause even to his own kinsmen.

  3. The problem with Nigeria and why we are still crawling at our national age of fifty-seven, is that our so-designated elder statesmen, who should guide us forthrightly, are never sincere in their approach to serious national problems. How can Tanko Yakasai leave the elephant of the corrupt actions of Maikanti Baru at the NNPC and begin to chase a shaddow of embarassment to the President? Before you know it, he may start preaching that Baru is being exposed because he is a Northerner. If this old man didn’t have any useful contribution to make, couldn’t he have kept quiet?

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