EXPLOSIVE REVELATION: How President Muhammadu Buhari Escaped Military Coup, Goodluck Jonathan’s Boys Land In Deep Trouble

By Post Nigeria November 23, 2017 13:50

EXPLOSIVE REVELATION: How President Muhammadu Buhari Escaped Military Coup, Goodluck Jonathan’s Boys Land In Deep Trouble

A new book, titled: ‘On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria’, written by Bolaji Abdullahi, which is set to go on sale after its launch, has revealed that some of the supporters of former President Goodluck Jonathan, wanted a Military coup, to prevent Muhammadu Buhari from assuming power.

As fears built up over a possible vendetta by Buhari against his political opponents, the book revealed the idea of a Military take-over, was mooted in one of the crisis meeting held after Jonathan had conceded the election to Buhari.

The suggestion however, did not see the light of day, as an unnamed person queried the timing of the proposed coup, and ended up successfully shutting down the idea.

The book will go on sale nationwide from November 30, 2017, after the launch.

Bolaji Abdullahi who authored the book, wrote: “Many in President Jonathan’s circles were still convinced that he had moved too quickly to congratulate Buhari. As they saw it, he should have tarried a while and possibly consulted more. In spite of what had happened however, it was still possible to salvage something. Jonathan’s call had more or less shut the door on everything. However, so long as Buhari had not been sworn-in, there would still be cracks that sheer grit and guile could blow wide open.

“Another meeting was quickly summoned. Again, the idea of Military take-over was mooted. The two most senior Military Officers at the meeting held to deliberate on this however, advised that it was too late in the day. The ideal moment would have been before the six weeks postponement. If they had taken over at the time, they would have sacked (INEC Chairman, Attahiru) Jega, as part of the Military intervention, and announced a new date for the election.

“While they might not be able to keep Jonathan in power, they would have been able to guarantee that Buhari would not be President. As things stood, no one would be able to withstand the bloodletting that could follow a Military take-over, after a clear winner had emerged.”

The idea for the PDP to issue a statement rejecting the outcome of the 2015 election, was also rejected by the then party Chairman, Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu, who blamed Goodluck Jonathan for failing to consult with party Chiefs before conceding defeat to Buhari and the APC.

Mu’azu is quoted as saying: “I am not a bastard. I have honour to protect. The man who contested the election had conceded defeat. I should now be the one to say that the party would not accept defeat? When the candidate was picking his phone to congratulate the winner, did he consult with the party?”