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Bakare admonishes newsmen

The founder and Senior Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that journalist misled the people about his encounter with the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, at the Presidential Villa recently.
The vice presidential candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 2011 presidential election, said meeting Adeosun in the Villa was totally unplanned, adding that he did not discuss with the London-trained economist the controversy trailing her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.
He said, “I think that has already been resolved. My solicitor already wrote the online social media and they have corrected themselves. We arrived at the Villa at different times, I didn’t know she was coming, she didn’t know I was coming and I went to see the president alone behind a closed door, in a meeting and she went to see someone else in the Villa and when I finished, I didn’t even see her again. How they quickly added one and two together, that was such cheap and sensational journalism.
“Assumption is the lowest level of knowledge. Assumption! They should not have assumed. They could simply ask questions. They have access to me; they could simply have asked questions; ‘oh, we saw this, what is happening?’ The press must endeavour to give accurate information to the public.
“That should not be a lobby discussion. It would not be appropriate. If someone is going through trouble, my job is not to shoot the wounded. If I cannot find solution to the person’s problems, I don’t add more to their problems. It would be inappropriate to start asking her questions in the lobby where everybody was present.”
Spokesman of President Buhari, Femi Adesina, had refuted stories that Bakare and Adeosun met with the president together.

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