Recent events in the seat of power may have confirmed our series on the succession plans by the Aso Rock Cabal to hijack power in 2023.
Thegazellenews.com had exclusively reported that the Cabal led by the trio of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai have perfected plans to ensure that another Northerner takes over from President Muhammadu Buhari after completing his second tenure in 2023.
Thegazellenews.com reported that part of their plans was to cause confusion in the Southwest and attack interest of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Thegazellenews learnt that they have come to the conclusion that the Southwest posed the biggest threat to the North retaining power while Tinubu has been zeroed down as the politician with the biggest threat in the region with his wide political structure and strategies.
They created the first crisis by organizing a phony Yoruba leadership election which threw up Professor Banji Akintoye as Yoruba leader.
The phony election was done in conjunction with a southwest governor and of course Tinubu was the target. He was thus portrayed as being unpopular in the region.
Many of Tinubu’s close pals in the government are being trailed and targeted for probe. Recall the query issued to the Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service, Tunde Fowler, a known Tinubu loyalist, by Abba Kyari.
A lot is in the plans of the cabal and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been identified as another threat and target for attack. Professor Osinbajo is not only seen as a loyalist of Tinubu but was also identified as a potential presidential material with huge popularity and followership anchored on the huge membership structure of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Events in the Presidency in the last few days have confirmed that Professor Osinbajo is a target for attack on all fronts as a prelude to working for his removal.
Thegazellenews learnt that the cabal agreed that the process for the removal of the Vice President is cumbersome hence they are planning it as their last resort. They believed that they have the control of the National Assembly although the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, another known Tinubu loyalist, has been identified as a potential stumbling block.
Already, aides of the Vice President are being asked to look for offices outside Aso Rock while some agencies are being removed from the control and supervision of the Vice President.
The recent inauguration of a new team Presidential Economic Advisory Panel with a new Chairman is seen as a direct affront to the Professor of Law as the National Economic Council he headed is being rendered powerless.
Apart from this, thegazellenews scooped that unfolding events will see some programmes and agencies under the supervision of the Vice President are set for probe, one of which is the Tradermoni Program.