Buhari, Tinubu in fresh move against Saraki


There are fresh indications that President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, have allegedly forged a secret alliance to ease Senate President, Bukola Saraki out of office

The fresh move against Saraki, NewDay learnt is in threefold.

The first part of which has already been experimented through the now waning police report on the alleged forgery of the Senate Rules.

The second, considered as political, is a design aimed at branding Saraki and his supporters as ‘enemies’ of the President.

The third, according to our source, is that Saraki will be pressurised to throw in the towel once his wife, Toyin, who has been interrogated twice by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is formally charged to court.

Aware of the fresh plot, Saraki has resorted to seeking the assistance of Emirs and traditional rulers to help pacify President Buhari and Tinubu to drop the idea of plotting to ease him out of office.

Already, Saraki has reached out to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi I  and the Emir of his home town, Ilorin, Kwara State, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari to intercede on his behalf with Buhari.

Both Emirs have already established communication with Buhari.

The monarchs had wanted to meet with Buhari but could not as a result of the President’s visit to the United States and his recent visit to Cameroon to seek for regional collaboration against Boko Haram.

Saraki has also commenced moves to pacify Tinunu by appointing some of his loyalists in the Senate to  key and strategic positions in the Senate ad-hoc committees

Saraki on Wednesday named Senator Babajide Omoworare, a  key loyalist of Tinubu, as the chairman of Senate Committee on Rules and Business, the engine room of the Senate’s operations

Newsday learnt that Saraki was actually disposed to offering his arch rival, Senator Ahmed Lawan the Senate Leader position, but that his pleas with senators from the North East caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were rebuffed.

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