Erstwhile adviser to former President, Shehu Shagari on National Assembly matters, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has alleged that there is an evil scheme in the Presidency to completely scheme out a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu from the hierarchy of the ruling party.
Disclosing this in Kano yesterday, Nigerian Tribune reports him as charging the former Lagos governor not to hesitate to tackle President Muhammadu Buhari if the latter is seen to be behind anything objectionable.
Tinubu, had while demanding the immediate resignation of the APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, stated that: “There exists a regressive element in the party that cares nothing for the progressive ideas upon which this party was founded. They joined the APC because it was the best ride available at the time. Now they want to guide the party into the ditch. They want to turn the party into a soulless entity incapable of doing good, just like they are.”
In a widely published article yesterday, former Aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode wrote that “They are a small cabal of power-brokers who constitute the leadership of the Buhari-led CPC. These people believe that they were born to rule and that they own Nigeria. They simply used Tinubu’s old ACN as a compliant and ready piggy-back to catapult their way back to power and once they achieved that they never looked back.”
But insisting that Tinubu’s political travails were well-thought-out and plotted in the Presidency, Yakassai recalled that Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had asserted that the APC government has been hijacked by a cabal now in control of day-to-day affairs of running the government.
“People are inclined to believe what the Senate president has said,” the second republic politician said, adding that “from all indications, every right thinking person will figure out a sinister plot to completely scheme out Tinubu from the hierarchy of APC and I want to believe this is coming from the Presidency.”