Director of Media & Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) Party Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, of plotting to displacing the APC presidential candidate’s running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, six months after swearing in, if APC wins the upcoming Presidential elections scheduled for 28th March by INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission).
Fani-Kayode unveiled the alleged APC plan while speaking to reporters in Abuja yesterday, 27th February. Fani-Kayode who tagged his address as “APC is Selling a Dummy to the whole World; Tinubu is the Real Candidate” said PDP does not wish death on Buhari but advised the APC presidential aspirant, Buhari, to beware of Bola Tinubu‘s secret plans to take over the Presidency of Nigeria by what he described as subterfuge.
Fani-Kayode also questioned the former Lagos State Governor‘s heavy investment in the APC‘s presidential campaign project and likewise his sole decision to have produced the joint presidential ticket of General Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Fani-Kayode revealed in his press statement that, Bola Tinubu‘s initial plan was to be Buhari‘s running mate despite the general public’s resentment towards a Muslim-Muslim ticket which he justified as an issue of competence and not religion. But when he could not push through his initial agenda within the APC, Tinubu decided to nominate Osinbajo, to gain nationwide attention, according to Fani-Kayode.
He further went on saying, “Tinubu, according to our information, has compelled Professor Osinbajo to swear an oath that after six months in office, he would resign as the vice president, in the unlikely event that their party wins. The wicked plot, as laid out by them, is to force Professor Osinbajo to resign for Tinubu to be nominated by General Buhari as his replacement”.
Fani-Kayode completed his statement by allegeding the ultimate aim of Tinubu‘s plot is to become the President of Nigeria based on the questionable health challenges, Buhari faces
Fani-Kayode said his briefing on Friday was to “announce to the whole world the sinister plan by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to foist on our dear nation an evil, ungodly, wicked and ruthless agenda an unlikely event the APC wins.
See his long statement below;
“Since the formation of the APC it has been an open secret that Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu is its national leader and also its biggest financier. The question that should agitate every Nigerian is why Tinubu has been investing heavily in the APC presidential project to such a point that he has single-handed produced the joint presidential ticket of General Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
“It should baffle well-meaning Nigerians why Senator Tinubu has decided to draft General Buhari, despite his age, acrimonious background and questionable health status, into the presidential race whilst ensuring that his stooge, Prof Osinbajo was foisted on the general as vice presidential candidate.
“The reason, gentlemen of the press, is the subject of this press conference. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation wishes to use this forum to expose the ungodly plan by Senator Tinubu to seize the presidency of Nigeria by subterfuge.
“You will recall how Senator Tinubu wanted to be running mate to General Muhammadu Buhari in spite of the nationwide resentment for Muslim-Muslim ticket that he and General Buhari planned to foist on their party men and women. Senator Tinubu had justified the ticket by saying that competence was the important thing and not the issue of religion.
“But when he and General Buhari could not push through the agenda within the APC, he (Senator Tinubu), after being given the opportunity the opportunity to nominate a vice presidential candidate, decided to prop up his stooge in the person of Prof Osinbajo.
“Now the real reason Senator Tinubu nominated Osinbajo has been made known to us and we hereby offer a public service to the Nigerian people by drawing national attention to it. Credible pieces of information at our disposal indicate that Tinubu has perfected plans to come to power through the back door.
“Senator Tinubu, according to our information, has compelled Professor Osinbajo to swear to an oath that after six months in office, he would resign as the vice president, in the unlikely event that their party wins. The wicked plot, as laid out by them, is to force Professor Osinbajo to resign for Senator Tinubu to be nominated by General Buhari as his replacement.
“The ultimate objective of this plot is to ensure that Tinubu becomes President. The script is simple: given the questionable health of General Buhari, Senator Tinubu who is desperate to be president for his own selisfh reasons will simply bid his time in the evil expectation that General Buhari will not be able to go the whole hog.
“How wicked can those that hatched this plan be? How unfair can they be to the North, to General Buhari and to Nigerians? We wish General Buhari long life. Senator Tinubu’s dangerous plan is about getting power. This is sad. No thoroughbred Yoruba man or indeed Nigerian wants to get power through the misfortune of another person.
“But this is the perfidious path that Tinubu is passing through. This is repugnant.
“It will interest you to know that our information is strengthened by the very similar act of resignation which Senator Tinubu had planned to force on Pastor Tunde Bakare which you can all watch now.
“We will like to show to you some footage that is on Youtube of Pastor Bakare’s interview where he openly admitted that he refused to sign a resignation letter that would have seen him hand over his vice presidential position had General Buhari been successful in his presidential campaign in 2011. (Plays video)
“Becoming the vice president is not the destination but becoming the president! The agenda of the cabal within the APC is with the perceived health challenges of General Buhari. They have told themselves in hushed tones that he has prostate cancer, acute asthma and that he suffers from dementia. This is their assessment and not ours. We do not know how true this is or what the nature of his illness is and neither are we interested. All these allegations of ill-health, to the cabal provide the justification for their evil plan.
“All structures around Buhari are all Tinubu’s structures. All the actors around Buhari that are driving his campaign behind the scenes are all Tinubu’s men. Most of the covert funding for this campaign comes from Tinubu’s friend outside the country and from Tinubu’s himself. So, if he becomes President, Buhari will become virtually incapacitated and he will not be the one running the government. Those behind this plan would now be waiting for Buhari to pass on. That is what Tinubu want to do to the North and to Nigeria.
“This is a wicked and ungodly attempt for Tinubu not only against the North and the Hausa & Fulani but against the whole country. We are convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that most Nigerians are not with this cabal. This is because no sane or rationale person would wish another evil to actualize his political ambition.
“We have deemed it fit to let the whole world know why the leadership of the APC is desperate for power and why the cabal controlling the APC is hell bent to ensure that General Buhari becomes president.
“Our candid advice to General Buhari is: Watch Your Back. Our prayer is that God will save Nigeria from desperate politicians.”