Bola Tinubu, the Jagaban of Borgu, will have to no longer be deserted by way of President Buhari and his cronies, if Nigeria will stay one by way of 2023. Bola Tinubu, the erstwhile governor of Lagos State may be the godfather of Lagos politics, having put in 3 governors in succession-Raji Fashola, Akinwunmi Ambode and Sanwo Olu.
Tinubu was once a few of the 3 governors who refused to do the biddings of Ex-President Obasanjo when the concern of the Ota farmer among governors was once the start of wisdom-Dariye, Alameseigha, Fayose, Ngige had stories to inform after collusion with the Obasanjo locomotive.
Tinubu was once the godfather of Lagos who deployed prime propaganda equipment to ship Buhari from probably the most vicious arsenal of media henchmen assembled by way of Goodluck Jonathan and unleashed towards him in 2014 together with Femi Fani Kayode, Olisa Metuh, Reno Omokri and Nnamdi Kanu amongst others. Buhari was once classified a Boko Haram sponsor, Jihadist, Terrorist, Kid Rapist whose intention is to Islamize Nigeria at the order of Uthman Dan Fodio.
All manners of lies have been peddled towards the Buhari bid for government, and a few folks who supported the ex-general have been alarmed on the ranges of evil document propagated by way of the opposition upon Buhari’s head.
Lots of the strangers licking the presidential soup pot and embezzling our collective wealth beneath other sun shades of political appointments would possibly not recognize what individuals like Bola Tinubu installed to make the ouster of Jonathan conceivable.
I will be able to identify many people who supported Buhari’s ascendancy to the throne, together with reporters, columnists, bloggers, activists and writers from all walks of existence, tribe and faith, who joined fingers in instructing Nigerians that the tag of ‘Buhari the Jihadists’ is a propagandist mischief, and were given global sympathy for him. I don’t have any be apologetic about supporting Buhari for the reason that monetary profligacy beneath Jonathan, if it had endured, would have hoisted some other ‘Argentine Financial Disaster’ on Nigeria.
Boko Haram was once throwing bombs within Abuja, UN development was once bombed, Pressure Headquarters was once bombed, Emab Plaza was once bombed, Nyanya park has no longer recovered from the fatal assault until two years in the past when where was once spread out for actions.
I keep in mind that a contingent of squaddies have been stationed completely at Goshen headquarter annex of Dwelling Religion Church in Auta Balefi, close to Abuja the place the preferred Bishop Abioye is the overseer, to forestall terrorist assaults at the amenities. Subsequently, I don’t have any be apologetic about supporting Buhari, however the ones feasting at the new nationwide cake will have to no longer make the error of Jonathan generation.
Jonathan’s first mistake after defeating Buhari on the polls in 2011 was once to pull Tinubu to the Code of Habits Tribunal at the guise that he has a international account. The main points of ways Tinubu escaped conviction from the CCB aren’t the topic of this piece. Tinubu deserted Nuhu Ribadu, Presidential candidate of Motion Congress, in a last-minute alliance with Jonathan.
In a write up in 2011 titled ‘How ACN Offered Ribadu To President Goodluck’, I published that “The ACN management in keeping with the pact, refused to marketing campaign for Ribadu Presidency. They refused to mobilize each finances and supporters for the Ribadu challenge whilst their counterpart PDP was once campaigning for President Goodluck. The sweeping of the South West votes by way of the PDP was once the results of the negligence. President Goodluck garnered 2,718,417 votes whilst ACN were given 1,369,943 and CPC 321,609. The South West votes have been the actual mirrored image of ways a birthday party sacrificed its presidential candidate at the altar of expediency. This motion secured the ACN a rigging unfastened election for the remainder of the South West. The PDP used the hot electoral malfeasance in Kogi and Adamawa States to remind the ACN that the gentleman’s settlement and business by way of barter entered all through the presidential election is over and the ruling birthday party won’t condone any encroachment on their political birthright”.
I endured additional that, “The ACN has no longer been specifically receptive to politicians of northern extraction. The previous Vice President beneath Atiku Abubakar ran to the ACN within the hello days of his battles with Obasanjo and by the point he was once tossed round by way of the birthday party management he had no choice than to go back again to the PDP on some other failed presidential challenge, this time round swallowed by way of incumbent President Goodluck. Nuhu Ribadu may just no longer have turn into President beneath the cases but when the ACN had campaigned for him as anticipated, together with unlock of logistics, together with the unending safety votes, the ACN would have were given a minimum of five million votes across the nation whilst the PDP vote would have diminished, occasioning a run off. Secondly, the PDP shouldn’t have been in a position to get the required 25% votes in 2/three states of the federation. A run-off would have ensued and the ACN may just negotiate a big position in executive in alternate for his or her votes.”
Jonathan suffered for the try to use, sell off and imprison Bola Tinubu, and the Jagaban has no trade supporting Jonathan’s 2d time period bid when the primary enhance earned a CCB probe.
Buhari’s males had hit Tinubu previous. They schemed him out of items, a 12 months after Buhari’s ascendancy to Aso Rock throne, and pacified him once more, a 12 months to the 2019 debatable election. Buhari’s males are about to offload Tinubu once more and I foresee risk.
After my writeup titled ‘Presidency 2023: As Tinubu Swallows Orji Kalu, Okorocha, Akpabio, El-Rufai’….an APC stalwart boasted that they are going to quickly swallow Tinubu, and provides him the Orji Uzor Kalu remedy. When the plot to take away Oshiomhole failed I wrote some other titled ‘Presidency 2023: Tinubu Swallows Fayemi, Amechi and Enemies of Oshiomhole ’ and the similar chieftain boasted that they are going to give him an higher court docket. I used to be in particular informed that quickly Gaidom would be the Nationwide Chairman of APC. Despite the fact that I didn’t doubt this energy dealer, I questioned how a Deputy Nationwide Secretary will turn into Nationwide Chairman, leaping the entire strains of succession. When Oshiomhole was once got rid of, I understood higher.
I wish to advise President Buhari, Mamman Daura, Sabiu Tunde Yusuf, Ibrahim Gambari, Boss Mustapha, Baba Gana Kingibe, and the entire cabals in Aso Rock that Tinubu is as unhealthy as Tompolo of Niger Delta popularity. I warned Buhari and his males in personal and public, with write up titled ‘Why Tompolo Will have to no longer be Arrested’ and some other one titled ‘Tompolo Boys Defy Buhari, vow to Set Nigeria Ablaze’. I published emphatically what is going to occur if the Tompolo manhunt continues.
I said that: “The quandary is if Tompolo surrenders, humiliation untold will accompany him. Ibori is also higher than him. If Tompolo fights again, the country will burn however Gbaramutu Kingdom can be some other case of human rights violations within the fingers of safety businesses. If Tompolo capitulates, the Niger Delta combat can be buried as a result of this guy has sufficient affect to marshal out ambitious forces greater than the remainder of the teams.
“Tompolo has vowed to battle again. From what I accumulated, has put his folks on purple alert in one of these approach that if anything else untoward occurs to him, hell can be let unfastened on oil installations in one of these approach that squaddies can be taken by way of marvel. To the most efficient of my wisdom, he is able to destroy extra havoc, and isn’t able to be humiliated like Nnamdi Kanu”
Govt disregarded my calls, and the blasting of oil pipelines, scarcity of oil income and the hardships it introduced on Nigerians sooner than Vice President Osinbajo’s inventive and diplomatic intervention salvaged the location, is the results of ignoring a caution that has the entire insinuations of a safety document.
I wish to warn once more that Tinubu can destroy Nigeria. He has labored laborious for a united Nigeria and is aware of the place to break it. Tinubu can destroy APC and make manner for an Atiku presidency in PDP to be a truth. Tinubu can enhance IPOB and make the breakup of Nigeria a fluidic workout. I do know what I’m announcing and won’t repeat it once more.
Tinubu has no longer run out of choices but. Additionally, I don’t imagine in someone getting used and dumped. I’ve by no means used and dumped somebody and I will be able to by no means enhance such. Buhari will have to no longer permit himself for use to battle other folks’s proxy wars.
President Buhari will have to deal with his neutrality within the Tinubu battle with cabals inside the north, dissents inside his personal Yoruba camp, and agitations for late Igbo Presidency. The Tinubu affair will have to be treated sparsely, Let him no longer be deserted by way of Buhari, let different contenders and pursuits for the 2023 presidency be similarly accommodated inside the context of rising realities with out essentially creating a mockery of Tinubu else the entity known as All Innovative Congress is headed for explosion.
Obinna Akukwe, columnist, profet…@yahoo.com, @obinnaakukwe