A chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, and National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., on Friday claimed that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has concluded plans to extend the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023.
He said the party wants to achieve this through the cabals, which according to him, has zeroed down on Osinbajo/Malami ticket tentatively.
The senior lawyer further claimed that the National leader of the party, Bola Asiwaju Tinubu has been rejected on two grounds.
He warned that Nigerians must beware of this dastardly plan and stand against it, adding that Osinbajo government will further worsen the economic and political situation of this country.
“Giving him [Tinubu] the APC ticket will certainly alter the status quo which commenced with Obasanjo’s administration, in terms of religion,” he told newsmen.
“He [Obasanjo] as a Christian had Atiku, a Muslim as his running mate. Its widely accepted that Buhari being a Muslim should ordinarily be succeeded by a Christian President.
“Secondly and the most pronounced reason why Tinubu has been ruled out is that in the history of politics in Nigeria, there has never been a time that a Northern Christian represented the interest of the North as per Presidency.
“I sincerely doubt if they will change that status quo because of Ashiwaju Bola Tinubu.In order words, barring a last-minute change, Osinbajo/Malami ticket has been endorsed by the power brokers in APC.
“However, the endorsement is meant to extend Buhari’s tenure by proxy. Osinbajo won’t be allowed to create any meaningful impact as President and will always be remotely controlled by some cabals in the government.
“He will always pay homage to Buhari and the cabals in anything he does. Professor Osinbajo has not been so useful as Vice President, he has not been able to secure the release of Leah Shuaib to date, the rest of the students of Bethel Baptist students are still in the den of the abductors.
“One would have expected him to ensure their releases but he has been mute to the delight of the cabals and Presidency, who are seeing him as an obedient servant. He has failed to behave like biblical Esther who rescued her people from destruction even at the risk of her being killed by the king.
“The one million naira question is if he could not perform as Vice President, how sure are we that he will perform as President when the same cabals will still be at the corridors of power?
“The APC has also considered the enormous influence of Pastor Adeboye before zeroing down on Osinbajo. The choice of Malami is strategic. He is almost the leader of the cabals at the Presidency and will be in a position to effectively checkmate Osinbajo if their plans work out.
“Nigerians should beware of this dastardly plan by APC to further worsen the economic and political situation of this country.
“The situation under Osinbajo will be worse because he won’t be allowed to be effective just as Garba Shehu, has on several occasions took over his responsibilities.
“Nigerians must stand up to say no to this grand conspiracy to extend Buhari’s tenure by proxy. We should reject any form of the third term for Buhari.”