Fears that the All Progressives Candidate (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) may win the February 14th elections has led to plans by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to declare an interim military government to be led by the chief of army staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, if the dreaded happens. According to reliable sources, most of the top government officials and army chiefs are sore afraid that their various corrupt practices will be brought to book by the Buhari/Osinbajo government.
The plan is for Gen. Kenneth Minimah to lead an interim military government for 6 months after which elections will be conducted to transfer powers back to the PDP. Minimah hails from Bayelsa and therefore is suitable for the deal. Despite the grave consequences that will possibly arise from this collaboration, series of meetings are being held by top-level PDP and army staff to avoid the possibility of a change of government at all costs.
Sources have it that the Goodluck Jonathan government is planning to trigger chaos and riots in the event of Buhari’s victory using the Niger-Delta ex-militants during which the army will suddenly take over in the name of restoring stability in the state. There are also witnesses of the PDP’s do-or-die approach by the use of campaigns characterized by slanders and libel and other unpalatable means to have their way in the forthcoming elections.
However, it is being rumored that the purported plan may not go as intended as the military finally may not be able to hand over powers after the said 6 months as they will be faced with trying to contain the terror that will certainly result from this action especially from the Boko Haram sect.
It has also been reported that two high-ranking Nigerian Army Generals whose names were not given have resigned owing to the insistence of the Chief of Army staff to follow the whims of the PDP whom they are working for. According to our sources, the two generals were of the strong opinion that the government should be handed to whomever wins in the forthcoming elections.
In a report from the aide of the Presidents spokesperson, it was discovered that the government will prefer to initiate a coup instead of allowing the Buhari/Osinbajo government which is bound to incarcerate corrupt government officials and also block the inflow of embezzled funds from the nation’s treasury.
Other sources have it that President Goodluck has plans of postponing the February elections till the next 6 months as a result of fears for the unknown. This is to enable him appoint a new INEC chairman who will comply to the party’s whims and caprices. Nevertheless, INEC’s spokesman, Kayode Idowu in his speech to the Sahara Reporters said that INEC is not aware of any plans to shift the elections. Meanwhile, in the midst of all these agitations and tensions, the INEC Chairman is still confidently promising Nigerians a free and a fair elections come February 14th. Your vote counts, vote wisely.