The National Headquarters of the ruling
All Progressives Congress, APC, was on fire, on Tuesday, as some members
of the party and Senators, raised an alarm over an alleged report, that
three former Nigerian Heads of State, that is, Olusegun Obasanjo,
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, and Abdulsalami Abubakar, had endorsed
President Muhamamdu Buhari’s immediate resignation.
The credible sources at the APC Secretariat, condemned the former Presidents, for taking such a shocking step.
When Post-Nigeria’s Correspondent
visited the Headquarters, the offices were in lock and keys, as staff
were in groups, discussing in hushed tones.
Making reference to the long press
release issued by a Chieftain of the APC, Bisi Akande, on the health
status of Buhari, the source said:
“The life of everyone is in the hands of
our Creator; nobody is saying Buhari is dying, but there’s the need for
fresh approach to how his health issue is being handled, and what
Nigerians are being fed with; I strongly believe that the issue formed
the fulcrum of the meeting”, he said.
However, a high ranking Senator said IBB
and Abdulsalami, do not have the “moral grounds” to say anything in
respect of Buhari’s style of leadership.
“IBB recently said they are the Military
wing of the PDP, and he did not support Buhari’s Presidency ab initio.
Abdulsalami on the other hand, is sitting on the fence, he is neither
here nor there, and cannot therefore say Buhari should handover and go
anywhere, because he is sick”, he said.
He added that, it was Obasanjo that has
the political clout to comment on the APC-led government. “Though
Obasanjo is not a member of the APC, he played a key role towards
establishing the APC government, and has the legitimacy to comment. But
even then, he spoilt his show, by flying to Minna.”
Another Senator noted: “We’re yet to
have details, but every Nigerian knows that we have a serious issue at
hand, as far as governance is concerned. I heard that Obasanjo, IBB, and
Abdulsalam, would go to the Villa soon; I don’t know when, but they
would definitely meet with Buhari and his handlers.
“And you should be rest assured that whatever they discuss with the President, will come to the fore”. he added.
A source at the APC Secretariat, stated
that though Akande was the sole signatory of his Tuesday statement, in
Lagos, he actually spoke the minds of many interests within the ruling
“Chief Akande was not the sole architect
of that memo, he spoke the minds of key chieftains, who felt detached
from the Presidency, at a time when the President is sick and needed the
firm support of those who worked for his emergence in 2015”, he said.