2019 Presidency: Buhari’s Plot To Stop Tinubu, Atiku, In Full Swing

By Amako Nneji December 4, 2016 13:29

2019 Presidency: Buhari’s Plot To Stop Tinubu, Atiku, In Full Swing

The plot by the Presidency, to thwart the concluded plan by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to form a new mega party, is now in full swing.

This came as the two APC Chieftains, had planned to launch a mega opposition party, before the end of March, 2017.

A highly placed source, revealed that with what happened in the just concluded Ondo poll, it had become obvious that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, was not ready to relinquish power, and would crush any opposition, come 2019.

“The mega party is still at a formative stage, but I can tell you, we are making steady progress”, a highly placed source said.

The source added: “With what happened in Ondo, you will agree with me, that the cabals around the President, including a Governor from the North-Central, and some Ministers, have hijacked the party structure.

“They have shown more than once, that they want to frustrate Tinubu, and Atiku, out of the APC.  These are tested politicians, who have no plans of retiring any time soon.

“The picture will become clearer before the end of the first quarter of next year (March 2017), because some of our people believe that if we come out now, the cabals will use Executive powers to frustrate us.  Others feel it is better to let Nigerians know, but our leaders are meeting at home, and abroad. We are waiting for them.”

Also, a top party member, disclosed that Atiku was aware of the plans by the Buhari administration, to make an inroad into the South-East, in 2019.

The PDP Chieftain added, “The South-East, and South-South, are areas of our strength. We have noticed that the Presidency has been receiving Igbo leaders at the Aso Rock. This is part of the bid to win the zone, in 2019.

“We may have to make some concessions to the South-East, to truly show that we care for the zone. These will include rotational Presidency.”

On his part, the Media Aide to former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, Paul Ibe, dismissed insinuations that his principal was considering dumping the APC.

He accused those he referred to as political jobbers, and mischief makers, of trying to drag the former Vice President into their baseless conspiracy theory.