The Presidential Campaign Organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party through its Director of Media and Publicity, Femi Fani-Kayode today at a press conference in Abuja, has said former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu is planning to be the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the back door. He says after Tinubu failed to clinch the vice-presidential ticket of his party (because it would be a muslim-muslim ticket) he offered Osinbajo as his replacement and made him swear an oath of leaving office after 6 months should APC win the presidential elections.
FFK said it was the perfect way of Tinubu getting into power because he will be made to replace Osinbajo and wait for Buhari’s health to deteriorate and die, then he Tinubu will get into power and his aim fulfilled. FFK described this move as sad and says no Nigerian should be willing to get into power through another man’s misfortune. His words after the cut.
“It should baffle well-meaning Nigerians why Tinubu has decided to draft 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 is that the PDPPCO wishes to use this forum to expose the ungodly plan by Tinubu to seize the presidency of Nigeria by subterfuge.
“You will recall how Tinubu wanted to be running mate to Buhari in spite of the nationwide resentment for Muslim-Muslim ticket that he and Buhari planned to foist on their party men and women.
“Senator Tinubu had justified the (planned) ticket by saying that competence was the important thing and not the issue of religion.
“But when he and Buhari could not push through the agenda within the APC, he (Tinubu), after been given the opportunity to nominate a vice presidential candidate, decided to prop up his stooge in the person of Prof Osinbajo.
“Now, the real reason 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.
“Tinubu, according to our information, has compelled 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 Osinbajo to resign for Tinubu to be nominated by 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 Buhari, Tinubu, who is desperate to be president for his own selfish reasons, will simply bid his time in the evil expectation that 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 Buhari and to Nigerians? We wish 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.”