Saturday, 6 May 2017

CONFIRMED: President Buhari Set To Resign, As Cabal Conditions Osibanjo against 2019

By Ukorebi Esien

Oracclle can confirm that the president, Muhammadu Buhari who is billed to travel on Wednesday, 10th May to the UK to continue is medical treatment may have scummed to pressure to resign owing to his protracted illness. 

Sources from the Presidency indicates that the president had a meeting earlier in the week with three former heads of state, Ibrahim Babangida, Adbusalami Abubakar and Olusegun Obasanjo where he confidently expressed his willingness to relinquish power to vice president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Buhari who has decided to resign so as to take care of his ailing health is fully aware of the consequence of his actions, the president is fully abreast that his resignation will create a vacuum for the North  not to finish their conventional eight years tenure for the second time after the late president Musa Yar'Adua. Therefore, he has set up a three man committee made up of the above named three former heads of State to press on Osibanjo to sign an agreement that he will  not run for Presidency in 2019 should he(Buhari ) hand over power to him. Our source has it that the president have learnt from the Obasanjo-Jonathan one term agreement saga and has insisted that Osibanjo must seal the agreement in a written signed document which will be read out to Nigerians together with Buhari's resignation letter on the 29th of May (Democracy Day ).
Our source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity explained however, that there is some degree of confusion as to who is chosen to deputise Osinbajo.
In his words; “At this point, it is obvious that Mr. President does not have the capacity to continue as the president due to his health which is not improving since his return from medical vacation in the UK, and if you must know, age is not on his side which makes it absolutely necessary for him to take time out to concentrate on his health for Nigeria to move forward.”
He further explained that the issue of who becomes the VP to Osinbajo is what the leaders are currently debating.
Image result for kwankwaso and tambuwalAccording to him; ” It is clear that ex-president Obasanjo is not just favouring Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state and a serving senator, he’s also pulling all the strings he has through some traditional rulers and northern elders to ensure his candidate pulls through, while the cabal and some section of the national assembly leadership are gunning  for Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, a former speaker of the house of Reps. and current governor of Sokoto state.
The problem the cabal has against Kwankwaso is that they believe he is over ambitious and would be difficult to be put under any form of control if he eventually becomes the VP and subsequently the President in 2019,” he concluded.
As it stands, Tambuwal is more favoured as being more cool-headed, considering his network as an ex-speaker which spreads across the 36states of the federation and breaks through political party barriers. He is seen as someone who could bridge the gap created by North/South socio-political dichotomy.
Musa Kwankwaso on the other hand, could also enjoy the endorsement of the national leader of the APC, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is said not to be in good relationship with Aminu Tambuwal at the moment.
Sources close to Tinubu opined that it will be very difficult, if not totally impossible for Tinubu to support Tambuwal to become the vice president considering the role he allegedly played in frustrating the Speakership bid of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who was Tinubu’s candidate as against the current speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara.
In the coming days, the political history of Nigeria will be taking a different turn if all the calculations, permutations and speculations become reality, as the issue of who becomes the VP is as important as who becomes the APC Presidential candidate in 2019.
I wonder why the North think it is a right to clinch to power for eight years. After all Jonathan was ousted by them after one tenure so if God for  the second time have decided to give the two years out of a four year term. Who are they to question the workings of the Almighty?
The question now is will Pastor, Professor Osibanjo agree to such evil arrangement? Will he allow the Cabal put him in such tight conner? 
As political pundits continue to analyse and watchers speculate, one can only wish that this whole health issue of the president is handled with utmost political diplomacy so as not to plunge the nation into a constitutional quagmire, so that there will be no need to be invoke the “doctrine of necessity” to put the nation on the right track again.

Ukorebi Esien is a blogger and Conference Speaker