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

By Ikenga Chronicles December 4, 2016

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 in full swing.

This came as the two APC’s chieftain had planned to launch the proposed 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” the source said.

Adding: “With what happened in Ondo, you will agree with me that the cabal around the President, including a governor from the North-Central, and some ministers, has 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 cabal 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’s 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.

“The statement we issued as far back as 2015 on this vexatious speculation is as valid then as it is valid today.”

“The same sets of mischief makers are at it again. The Turakin Adamawa has shown in his words and deeds that he is a committed member of the All Progressives Congress nothing has changed” Ibe stated.

The statement, which was issued by the Atiku Media Office, described media reports linking Atiku to a new party, as “lies concocted by some mischief makers who were trying to cause disaffection between the former Vice-President and his party.”

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