How Ex-NSA Dasuki secretly worked to make Buhari, Osinbajo emerge

By Amako Nneji July 23, 2015 11:42

How Ex-NSA Dasuki secretly worked to make Buhari, Osinbajo emerge

The Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Colonel Sambo Dasuki has revealed how he betrayed former President Goodluck Jonathan by secretly working for the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the last general election.

Dasuki who stated this through his trusted aide Yushau A Shuaib in an article titled: “Sambo Dasuki: An Encounter with the Spymaster” revealed that respected northern elements were privy to his active involvement in Buhari’s presidential ambition.

According to Shuaibu; “Sambo Dasuki narrated how he supported the electoral aspirations of General Muhammadu Buhari for presidential elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011.

    “In fact, he mentioned names of individuals who were also privy to his active involvement, including respected Northern elements like Adamu Adamu, Bashir Kurfi, Wada Maida, Sule Hamman and Kabir Yusuf among others.”

Dasuki’s homes last Thursday afternoon were raided by the Department of State Security Service, DSS, after being relieved of duty as NSA by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The homes are located at Nos. 13, John Khadya Street, Nos. 46, Nelson Mandela Street, both at Asokoro, Abuja, and Nos. 3 Sabon Birni Road, Gwiwa Area, Sokoto, Sokoto State.

Commenting on the siege, the Ex-NSA had made a shocking disclosure on how he aided the All Progressives Congress, APC, to win the presidential election, despite serving under Jonathan who was a contender.

    “I was fair to all as NSA. Even when I had security cause to act on some issues, inflammatory comments and actions against the government of the day by those in the opposition, I exercised restraint. I did not restrict anyone’s movement, I never asked security agents to occupy anybody’s house.

    “… I gave my best for this transition, which led to the victory of the opposition over the ruling party,” Dasuki had said.

Shuaibu who said that he met Dasuki after attending a workshop organised by The Netherlands Embassy for security agencies, where he presented a paper stressed that Dasuki campaigned for Buhari’s presidency.

    “The major shocker for me in his narratives was his campaign for Buhari to emerge the joint candidate of ACN and CPC in 2011.

    “He disclosed how he pleaded with Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu in the presence of Bisi Akande to accept Muhammad Buhari as the joint Presidential candidate of ACN and CPC. Dasuki stated that he knelt down begging ‘Baba Bisi Akande’ who was then Chairman of ACN that “General Buhari is a man to be trusted.”

    “In their belief that Yorubas and South Westerners are never religious fanatics, especially regarding politics, Dasuki and his group suggested that Tinubu should be a running mate to Buhari.

    “When other elements opposed that proposition, the Tinubu team therefore recommended a Buhari-Osinbajo ticket. Unfortunately, the ticket failed to stick as Pastor Tunde Bakare was eventually pushed forward by other forces.”

On the August 1985 coup, that saw to the arrest of Buhari, which many believed that he (Dasuki) was a major actor, Dasuki stated: “I always respect and dignify my seniors and those in positions of authority whether in service or after.

    “Though a young officer, I was reluctant to be among those that arrested him. And I was not. I only met him afterward at Bonny Camp with Lawal Rafindadi.

    “There is no way I could have maltreated him as being alleged in some quarters. I am glad most of the actors are still alive.”

The DSS, had in a statement signed by Tony Opuiyo, said the agency was forced to break into the house belonging to Dasuki’s because NSA denied its officers entry into his main residence despite being presented with a genuine and duly signed search warrant.

DSS stated that it acted based on credible intelligence linking the immediate past NSA with alleged plans to commit treasonable felony against the Nigerian State.

The agency accused Sambo of raising a false alarm to the military authorities to come to his aid, “as he failed to correctly tell the military that his property was about to be legitimately searched.”