Tinubu, Osinbajo in secret pact over presidency – PDP

Femi Fani-Kayode

The spokesperson of the campaign office of President Goodluck Jonathan, Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused a national leader of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, of plotting to emerge Nigeria’s president through the back door.

Mr. Fani-Kayode, who addressed a press conference Friday in Abuja, said the APC is planning to foist on Nigeria “an evil, ungodly, wicked and ruthless agenda” in the event the APC wins.

He said since the formation of the APC it has been an open secret that Mr. Tinubu is its national leader and also its biggest financier.

“The question that should agitate every Nigerian is why Tinubu has been investing heavily in the APC presidential project to such a point that he has single-handedly produced the joint presidential ticket of General Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

“It should baffle well-meaning Nigerians why Senator Tinubu has decided to draft General 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,” he said.

The reason, he said Mr. Tinubu is doing all that is to seize the presidency of Nigeria by subterfuge.

Mr. Fani-Kayode said the former Senator had wanted to be running mate to Mr. Buhari in spite of a nationwide resentment for Muslim-Muslim ticket in the country.

He said Mr. Tinubu had justified the ticket by saying that competence was the important thing and not the issue of religion.

He said when that agenda could not succeed, the opposition leader, after being 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 Senator 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.

“Senator Tinubu, according to our information, has compelled Professor 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 Professor Osinbajo to resign for Senator Tinubu to be nominated by General Buhari as his replacement,” he said.

The campaign spokesperson said the ultimate objective of this plot is to ensure that Mr. Tinubu becomes President.

The script he said, is that given the “questionable” health of Mr. Buhari, Mr. Tinubu who is desperate to be president, will simply bid his time in the expectation that Mr. 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 General Buhari and to Nigerians? We wish General 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,” he said.

To buttress his point, Mr. Fani-Kayode said Mr. Tinubu had perfected the same plan prior to the 2011 election when he attempted to force then running mate, Tunde Bakare to resign and pave the way for him to emerge as vice presidential candidate.

He said becoming the vice president is not the destination for Mr. Tinubu but becoming the president!
“The agenda of the cabal within the APC is with the perceived health challenges of General Buhari.

“They have told themselves in hushed tones that he has prostate cancer, acute asthma and that he suffers from dementia,” he said.

Mr. Fani-Kayode said all structures around Mr. Buhari belongs to Mr. Tinubu.

He said all the actors around Mr. Buhari that are driving his campaign behind the scenes are all Tinubu’s men.

“Most of the covert funding for this campaign comes from Tinubu’s friend outside the country and from Tinubu’s himself. So, if he becomes President, Buhari will become virtually incapacitated and he will not be the one running the government.

“Those behind this plan would now be waiting for Buhari to pass on. That is what Tinubu want to do to the North and to Nigeria.

“This is a wicked and ungodly attempt for Tinubu not only against the North and the Hausa/Fulani but against the whole country.

“We are convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that most Nigerians are not with this cabal. This is because no sane or rationale person would wish another evil to actualize his political ambition,” he said.


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  • Funso

    Ọmọ àlè ni Fẹmi Fanikayọde ati Ayọ Fayọṣe.

  • Adam B

    This guy is on drugs for sure…what a fiction !

  • love-naija

    Can he also publish the list of boko haram sponsors, our darling president claimed to be members of his administration?

  • True Nigerian

    Sadly, Femi Fani-Kayode has no credibility to convince anyone of us with his theory, even if the theory has any merit.
    That is part of Jonathan’s undoing – he hires like a “fuul”. If your campaign was going to rely on propaganda only, you should be wise enough to hire a man whose words are taken seriously by your audience. But Jona rarely thinks, let alone thinking right.

    One last thing: there are no more neutral voters left to be convinced. Most Nigerians appear to have made their decisions. So these propagandas are a huge waste of campaign time and money. Nigerians are bent on effecting change. It is too late for Jonathan.

    The postponement didn’t do Jonathan any favours; it damaged him further, because, he is now seen as a man who would rather set Nigerian democracy on fire than to lose election in a free and fair atmosphere.

  • tundemash

    “The question that should agitate every Nigerian is why Tinubu has been investing heavily in the APC presidential project to such a point that he has single-handedly produced the joint presidential ticket of General Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

    Did this drug addict not watch the APC Presidential primaries live on TV?
    2 weeks ago, it was OBJ planning to head an interim govt. This week it is Tinubu planning to be president. Next week it will be Tinubu planning to take over from Obama ……Drug use kills the mind; Fani has gone beyond a point of no return, APC should ignore the drug addict !

    • kamal Kamoru

      TundeMESS, well done oo!
      How many of the names above are actually you posting insults and name calling under pseudo handles??
      No work no pay ko??
      I hail oo!

      • tundemash

        fake pastor, you are back , where have u been ?
        So Obi Askia finally employed you again after the demotion of Reno your paymaster. That amnesty “awoof” will end May 29th by the grace of God and it’s back to where u belong; on the sea at the creek !

      • Funso

        Kamal ọmọ àlè.

    • Efeoghene O’tega Bobobowei

      Such pure facts are bound to be bitter in the ears of those to whom truth is alien.

    • Saj jad

      Well said my brother,and moreover we northerners prefer tinubu to be the one leading this government than the shoeless,zoology PhDs holder. So tell this dog that barks at any sighting bread from his owner to shut up his mouth. We are going to vote for GMB/PYO no matter what.

  • oluwaseyi mayowa

    Tinubu is an insatiable glutton whose time in lagos is up,now he wants to lay his hands on Nigeria but he will fail woefully

    • Funso

      Ọmọ àlè.

  • SAM .A

    Anybody believing a dope head is not worth his name . An addict will lie, deceive and fabricate situation to favor their craving . That is FFK for you.

  • Rommel

    This political riff raff will never change,I guess as we get older,we become like our parents,his father was like this,always coming out with hallucinogenically inspired thoughts

  • Garden-City Boy

    Is it Tinubu that is is well? The man is in a running battle with his High Blood Pressure and his Diabetes.

  • Sunny0099

    This is how to be a campaign manager the PDPigs way… FFK will never say anything positive that Jonathan has done in the last six years that will make Nigerians vote for but rather his Job is to make personal attacks on APC leaders…. This is a good sign of knowing which candidate is up and which is down in a presidential race. Whereever you see a campaign attacking their opponent from the rear and throwing caution into the winds to say useless stuffs about their opponent, then know that they are behind. PDP is feeling the heat and their day of DOOM is drawing closer that is why this loquacious FFK can never stopped his useless ramblings…..

  • robo

    Can the parties tell us about what they can do us than this person and parties focused nonsense!!!!

  • David Adeniran

    Gbana boy has come again.

  • Joshua C. King

    It’s not strange. Same thing was asked of pastor Tunde Bakare (to resign sometime after became the vice president). These people will not stop. I’m surprised FFK is making this public now cus I heard of this plot very early in January.

    • Progress

      Were you also sent to Ghana for medications?

  • Progress

    There is constitutional provision to take care of any eventuality! But honestly, what is with PDPigs and APC plans? Talk about your plans or shut up!

  • Regi

    More innuendos and concocted lies for y’all from PDP rumour mongrels after their fruitless attempt to discredit and disrupt GMB’s London visit. This recent distress call from FFK smacks of desperation for a party whose fast sinking ship is urgently in need of a life raft.

    Animals!!!

  • dave

    Fani Kayode please remember that there is life after elections.Do this job with some level of decency and stop destroying your name just because of pecuniary gains.The issues of Bakare stepping down was when CPC was trying to plan an alliance with ACN for the 2011 elections.It was part of the negotiations and Tunde Bakare himself knew all this fact.The issue of Osinbajo stepping down does not arise because APC is merger of parties and there is no way Tinubu will ask Osinbajo to step down.

  • Richard

    What Fani Kayode is doing here is nothing but wishing Buhari death. God is the owner of life. What gives Fani or Jonathan the assurance that they would not die before BUHARI. No one should play God here. As a matter of fact , it is abomination in Yoruba custom to wish anyone death. PDP should concentrate on what it wants to do to better Nigeria and Nigerians .

  • New Nigerian

    Jonathan said it himself. You cannot put a goat and yam together, the goat MUST eat the yam. We had put a goat and yam together – and we see what has happened! LET US NOT REPEAT THE SAME MISTAKE! Doing the same thing over and over again is madness and Nigerians ARE NOT mad people – So God willing we would vote Buhari.

    See how the last goat and yam put together played out:
    The Supervised-oil-theft contracts:
    President Jonathan have personally supervised the grand theft, through two contracts financed with tax payers money, since January 2012 (possibly fall of 2011) of 400,000 barrels of oil per day by those he hand-picked to safeguard the supply lines against theft. According to Soludo: “First, you (Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala) admit that ‘oil theft’ has reduced oil output from the average 2.3 – 2.4 million barrels per day to 1.95 mpd (meaning that at least 350,000 to 450,000 barrels per day are being ‘stolen’). On the average of 400,000 per day and the oil prices over the past four years, it comes to about $60bn ‘stolen’ in just four years.
    – This is done through two 2 contracts that Jonathan signed to rebel leaders from his tribe.
    These are the 2 contracts by the Jonathan administration that is a major feed to the monster bedevilling Nigeria and turning it into a failed state, and a personal estate of King Jonathan, it was fall 2011 & 2012 time frame – widely reported by Wall Street Journal and major newspapers in Nigeria – just google it – I like the composition in the piece titled, Help, This Nigerian State Is Failing By Ayobami Oyalowo:
    ”In August, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke some disturbing news about Nigeria. It was reported that some ex-militants in the Niger Delta had been paid about N6.32billion within the past one year by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Yes, for the ‘noble’ service of providing security against vandals for the Corporation’s oil pipeline network. Imagine! The breakdown, as outlined by WSJ, is this:
    Chief Government Ekpumopolo (alias Tompolo), Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, ‘General’ Ebikabowei Victor Ben (Boyloaf) and ‘General’ Ateke Tom were respectively paid N5.1 billion, N1.44 billion, N608 million and N608 million yearly by the state-owned NNPC, as ‘protection money’ to guard the pipelines they once attacked.
    As if that was not enough an insult on the collective intelligence of Nigerians, earlier in the year the Federal Government awarded a contract worth $103.4million (over N15billion) to the Global West Vessel Specialist Limited (GWVSL) – a firm widely believed to be owned by Tompolo to supply 20 vessels for the use of the nation’s military authorities to secure the waterways. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziadeke Akpobolokemi, had last year sent a memo titled, “Award of Contract for the Strategic Concessioning Partnership with NIMASA to Provide Platforms for Tracking Ships and Cargoes, Enforce Regulatory Compliance and Surveillance Of The Entire Nigerian Maritime Domain,” to President Goodluck Jonathan.
    In considering the memo, President Goodluck Jonathan and Akpobolokemi chose GWVSL as the preferred company for the 10-year concession agreement, renewable for two terms of five years each. Jonathan, in a memo dated 9th November, 2011, with reference number PRES/99/MT/61, approved Akpobolokemi’s memo, which the Federal Executive Council rubber-stamped on 5th January, 2012. According to Akpobolokemi, GWVSL “will provide platforms for effective policing of Nigeria’s maritime domain and ensure compliance with international maritime conventions on vessels and ships voyaging the country’s waters”. NIMASA maintains that the concessionaire would help the Federal Government to enforce the sabotage law and collect levies on its behalf. This, in a country that still maintains a statutory Naval force, and without a track record for GWVSL?
    From the above, the current occupant of the presidential villa showed where his loyalty lies…rather than train the military, he equipped criminals and vandals who had taken up arms against the state. No wonder so much arms and ammunition have found their way into Nigeria and our country has now become one gigantic human abattoir where someone is killed on an average of an hour, daily. Between January to May 2014 it has been estimated that over 1,500 people have been mindlessly cut down by terrorists and blood thirsty killers.

    • Festus

      Hmm. Thanks for these revelations! May the Good Lord save this country which has been bastardized by this currency regime. May His will be done.

  • Charlotte

    FFK is scum. The moral of the story is don’t do drugs. They will make you hallucinate for ever. FFK

  • Festus

    FFK is done for! Effects of drugs never abbaited! That is the problem the drug addict has put himself! He should continue to carry his cross. A pity.

  • vuvuzela

    FFK you no de shame?????