Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, Shehu said cabals are respectable Nigerians who deserve respect because they have achieved a lot.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has dismissed claims that cabals are powerful people controlling President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as they should be respected and not labelled negatively.

On Nigerians labeling people as cabal, Shehu said, “Nigerians have formed the practice by labeling people that are in some advisable positions of the President as a cabal.

The presidential spokesperson said, “A lot of people who are being dragged into this cabal thing, they are respectable Nigerians who have achieved a lot for themselves and for the nation. They are not there as hungry people who are there to grab things for themselves. ”

“People (cabals) should not be labelled negatively simply because they have offered themselves to support the President of this country,” he stated.

He was reported last week to have said there is nothing wrong for the president to have ‘cabals’, as it happens everywhere else in the world.