Tambuwal holds secret talks with Obasanjo in Abeokuta

Aminu Tambuwal

The Speaker said the suspension of the Central Bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, could send wrong signals to investors

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Sunday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State, where the two men held secret talks for almost an hour.

Mr. Tambuwal was accompanied by Kawu Sumaila, the deputy minority leader of the House, Ajibola Muraina, who represents Ibarapa Central/North of Oyo State, and Aminu Shagari who represents Sokoto State.

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Mr. Tambuwal described Mr. Obasanjo as an African leader, who should be consulted on matters of national interest.

The speaker said the members of the House of Representative came to tap from Mr. Obasanjo’s wealth of experience.

“There are lots of issues in Nigeria today. Of course there is issue on Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, that we are considering in the house, we are doing constitution amendment in the House and a host of other very key and important legislation before the parliament,” Mr. Tambuwal said.

“So we needed to consult our leaders on such very important and vital legislation before we conclude what we are doing on them and electoral act is likely to be amended. So, from his wealth of experience, we needed some input from Baba,” Mr. Tambuwal said.

“I am just visiting our national leader of PDP, myself and Baba are in PDP,” he insisted.

Although the two leaders belong to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, they are also known critics of the Goodluck Jonathan-led PDP government.

Mr. Tambuwal criticized last Thursday’s suspension of Sanusi Lamido, as governor of the Central Bank, and said the controversial move by President Goodluck Jonathan could send wrong signals to foreign investors.

“On the implications on the economy, I am not an economists but I personally felt that it will definitely send wrong signals to investors because they need to have confidence in the financial institutions particularly the independence of financial institutions of the country before foreign investors may consider such a country worthy of their investment, I have my concern about that,” Mr. Tambuwal said.

“Whether it is lawful, legal or illegal, the personality involved has told everybody that he is going to court and I believe he is already in court on that suspension,” the Speaker added.

Mr. Tambuwal said regardless of the numerous defections to opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, he remains a part of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    Sharaaap and stop emitting trash. It is an open secret that, you left PDP since 2011 for the opposition. You were absent in the recent State visits of GEJ to sokoto your homestate and Imo state. Your visiting OBJ with minority members clearly shows that you are mole in PDP. Your mentioning the PIB is just to save face, as you have no intention of passing it during this your unfortunate tenure. You can as well go to court with sanusi and how are you even, sure you will come back to the house in 2015

    • Naijagogoodagain

      How much is GEJ paying you this month?

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Lobbying to be minister of Finance
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

    • Naijagogoodagain

      The sacking of SLS just exposed the shallowness of GEJ! You guys have foolishly turned Lamido Sanusi in a Nigerian Hero!

  • Richard Nwabuzor

    What is bad in being in a viable opposition.? Are these people not humans and Nigerians as well.When has it been ordained that every Nigerian should belong to a particular party?. This same problem took us back to the military era.There should freedom of association.

  • Mani_Kay

    Please observe that all those that accompanied Tambuwaal to the meeting are Muslims from the Core North and an Islamic slave of the North from the South West.

    If Tambuwaal truly went to OBJ to discuss PIB why did he not take Hon Dakuku Peterside along with him?

    The attempt by APC and Tambuwaal to divide Nigeria along ethnic and religious lines have failed woefully and would continue to fail.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Pure bunkum, my friend.

      They went to see OBJ, who is not an Alhaji last time I checked.

      It is thoughts like yours that are move divisive for asinine reasons.

      • Mani_Kay

        OBJ is a well known Muslim apologist.

        • Nija pikin

          Also a well known Johnny’s god father b4 jonny trained 1000 assassins one day one day…… As said in felas music

    • hmjamo

      Boko haram has vowed to kill all those who are threats to Jonathan’s 2015 presidential ambition.

      In a newly released video, the faceless Boko Haram leader promised to kill Kwankwaso, Buhari, Gen. Babangida, and Kashim Shettima who are all opposed to Jonathan contesting in 2015.

      (Remember Obasanjo’s letter in which he disclosed that Jonathan has a list of 1000 political opponents to be assassinated so that he could win 2015 elections?)

      Boko Haram also said it will kill Ibrahim Shekarau, which they will not, because he is working for Jonathan to impose himself on Nigeria come 2015. It is only an attempt to cover-up.

      The group also vowed to start massive killings across Northern Nigeria so that a state of emergency will be imposed on key Northern states where Jonathan will not have enough votes in 2015.

      The group also claimed responsibility for the ongoing massive killings in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states — so that the state of emergency will go on .. up till 2015, so that elections will not hold in all states where Jonathan will not win elections.

      In the video, the so-called Boko Haram claimed responsibility for killing Sheikh Albani Zaria, who was very vocal in exposing the wrongdoings of the current administration.

      The group also vowed to kill Sheik Yahaya Jingir Jos who accuses the present government of corrupt tendencies.

      In the video, Shekau also threatened major world leaders like Ban ki Moon and Queen Elizabeth and others, to incite international powers to destroy Northern Nigeria, for Jonathan to have his way in 2015.

      They also vowed to kill Ado Bayero and Shehu of Borno, both of whom narrowly escaped assassination previously, which is believed to be due to their non-alliance with the current federal administration.

      In the video, the so-called Boko Haram also vowed to attack the Niger-Delta and destroy the region’s oil reserves. But this is only a cover-up because they will not do it. It is also an attempt to divide and rule Nigerians.

      It could be remembered that in January 2012 when Nigerians were united in the protest against the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government, Boko Haram released a video warning Southerners in the North to leave the region immediately or the group will kill them. This was aimed at creating disunity among the protesters.

      In this current video, Boko Haram warned Christians of mass murder by the group. But it could be remembered that the man who is in SSS net over the attack on a church and the murder of Christians in Bayero University Kano in 2012 is Augustine Effiong from the Niger-Delta; and the man who disguised with a turban and attempted to burn a Church in Bayelsa was caught and found to be a member of that church … etc. But till date, nothing has been heard about such cases.

      Remember what Andrew Azazi said: that Boko Haram insurgency was worsened by the PDP zoning formula which attempted to stop Goodluck Jonathan from contesting elections in 2011, and he kept on explaining that Boko Haram is political.

      But this led to his untimely death together with Patrick Yakowa of blessed memory.

      Nigerians are reasonable people.
      We know that it is clear some politicians are desperate to remain in power, and they are ready to do anything, to spend anything and to kill anybody — just to remain in power.

      We must not be fooled! we know who is using Boko Haram to attack his enemies and to remain in power by hook or by crook!

      Nigerians from the South and the North
      From all religious and ethnic backgrounds
      Must pray to God to continue to expose the evil forces who are shedding blood to remain in power!

      We must pray to God to save Nigeria from corrupt and evil leaders!

      Share it with all your contacts on all social media to enlighten Nigerians!!!

      • Mani_Kay

        You clearly miss the point ………. Boko Haram is completely against western style democracy …… go get a job

    • Nija pikin

      Am beginning to believe people who said you are a mental case, it’s better to associate myself with great people like Obj, Tinibu, Buhari, tambuwal than jonny and his frog eye madam who are an embarrassment to Nigeria never again should we vote for him we need change in 2015 we need to forget jonny ASAP he is a bad nitemare period

    • Bello Bala

      Reno good morning sir! E be like say this SLS matter is rattling you guys. It just can’t go away

  • Mani_Kay

    BUHARI FEELING TOO LONELY AND 419..ed!!!

    BREAKING NEWS …………. BUHARI CONFIDES IN A VERY, VERY CLOSE POLITICAL ALLY THAT HE IS NOW FEELING TOO LONELY IN APC AS MOST OF HIS CORE LOYALISTS HAVE DEFECTED TO PDP.

    SAYS HE WILL EXPLORE THE OPTION OF JOINING WHAT HE CALLED JONATHAN’S PDP BEFORE END OF FEBRUARY 2014.

    HE SAID THOSE HE HATED MOST IN PDP PROPER ARE NOW PILLARS IN WHAT HE CALLED TINUBU’S APC.

    SAYS HE JUST CAN’T TAKE IT ANY MORE!!!

    • Naijagogoodagain

      Time to take your medicine!

    • redeem

      Buhari has no clear vision of what he wants for Nigeria-right from the word go–his is to punish those who sacked his government—if a man who was once head of state, cannot single handedly built his own party structures–lay solid foundation for his movement-then what is he doing in politics? His legal advisers has already dumped him-Tinubu only used him to float his party to give APC that abstract national outlook period-Buhari is not marketable–for now–he has been destroyed by tinubu-who knows he cannot be president of Nigeria—Tinubu is in politics to make money period-His wife senator–daughter Iya Hitler- of lagos state-in law a member of the house of reptiles-under tambuwal-What else with the south west in his pocket–now attempting to deceive the fulanis with an islamic agenda-after every APC meetings all the governors from the SW match to the Mosque to pray with their emergency prayer mats from the fulani north-if u can fit into such an arrangements so be it for u and yr family-aware 9ja is still a secular nation–cheers

  • Mike udi

    Tambuwal went to obj to ask how he should contact gej on sanusi presecution . de should stop deceiving us

  • redeem

    I don’t understand why some have over the last few months troubled themselves about the political acts or future of tambuwal–he is not going anywhere-we all know he is a not in PDP-Tambuwal is a full fledged member of APC-like Obj-Can Obj win elections in Nigeria again via d usual rigging system? I mean this is a man who decamped from ANPP to PDP-TAMBUWAL worked all his life in the House since leaving university-he has not done any other job–as a lawyer–than to have ppl greet him ranka deyde daily-IN THE HOUSE of reptiles-In party politics the speaker of the house works for his party–the party under which he was elected–Tambuwal is the first speaker in the world to align with the opposition with a view to bringing the government of Jonathan down–He is very greedy-thinks he can be made president by Tinubu–that is why he has one leg in PDP the other in APC–And because he is fulani like Sanusi–aware most fulanis see themselves as holy cows in 9ja-look @ d YORUBAS–OVER 70 PERCENT OF THEM SUPPORT APC-tribalism abi?-HOW MANY ARE WITH APGA–in the south west-none-yet they< want the south east to back TINUBUS APC-

    • Bello Bala

      Oga go and check your records. Tambuwal left the law school in 92. worked for 7 years before he joined NASS in 1999. Tell your Aso Rock people this lie is not flying. Oya manufacture another one make we hear.

  • Kpof_Kpof_Man

    How do you hold a secret meeting with a loud spaeker.