President Muhammadu Buhari has met behind closed doors with the Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare.
Bakare arrived for the meeting held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday alongside the Minister of Finance.
Adeosun and Bakare are both from Ogun State. They arrived the President’s office around 2.30pm.
The purpose of the meeting is not yet known but it may not be unconnected with Adeosun’s NYSC Exemption certificate forgery saga.
However, when Bakare left the premises alone at about 4pm. He told State House correspondents that he did not meet Buhari alongside Adeosun.
According to him, he and Adeosun only met at the Presidential Villa.
In a statement on Friday evening, Bakare said he and Adeosun did not meet Buhari.
“Honourable Minister Kemi Adeosun and I arrived at the Villa at different times. We met at the corridor. She went on to see someone else in the Villa and I went into a closed door meeting with PMB alone to thank him for sending a powerful delegation to my mother’s home-going celebration.
“ This is the truth. The impression being created is as if she ran to me to speak to the President on her behalf. This impression is erroneous and false. I will appreciate that my side of the story is also published,” Bakare, who was Buhari’s running mate when the President contested the 2011 presidential election on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change said.