A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief Preye Aganaba, has boasted about the chances of President Muhammadu Buhari to win elections for a second term in office in 2019.
The chieftain bragged that Nigeria will still vote for Mr. Buhari based on his performance, adding that the APC administration has done exceptionally well in office.
Mr. Aganaba who granted an interview with the Leadership newspaper said:
“Government wise, I think we (APC) have done well, but we may not be where we ought to be and that could be because we did not know that the country was where it was when we got into power. But we have done well.
“A few days ago, the story of Nigeria getting out of recession was all over the news, the prices of basic foodstuffs is going down. I get a minimum of 20 hours light per day. I am not too bothered about the economy because its in good hands, but perhaps by the politics within the various zones. That is what will determine the outcome of the next election.
“The APC with Buhari will win that election, but to what margin is what I cannot say. We will also do well in the National Assembly elections.
“During the party presidential primary, the campaign slogan for Buhari was 12 million assured votes and I don’t think that one vote has left kitty.”
Meanwhile, a leaked telephone conversations between two members of the cabal around the President hinted on his resignation from office due to ill-health. with cabal
According to the Sahara Reporters, the so called Cabal are planning to front Abba Kyari, his Chief of Staff, as the Vice President.
In the alleged first phone conversation, the caller informs the recipient of a new development concerning the President’s powerful nephew, Mamman Daura and Mr. Kyari, saying they had sneaked into Kaduna from abroad on a chartered plane.
The caller reportedly referred to President Buhari’s poor health, and reflected the confusion within the cabal: “They held a meeting, including Sani Zango Daura. They said they held a meeting; they are looking for a way out. They are in a cul-de-sac. They said Mamman Daura is trying to convince the President to resign on the condition that Abba Kyari
“They held a meeting, including Sani Zango Daura. They said they held a meeting; they are looking for a way out. They are in a cul-de-sac. They said Mamman Daura is trying to convince the President to resign on the condition that Abba Kyari be made Vice President,” the caller said.
The term ‘Cabal’ is described as a group of people united in some close design together, usually to promote their private views or interests in an ideology, state, or other community, often by intrigue, usually unbeknown to persons outside their group.
It can be recalled that Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari had said that Buhari’s government has been hijacked by cabal who are “behind presidential appointments”.
The people allegedly influencing the current leadership were identified to include:
- Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to the president.
- Mamman Daura who’s the supposed nephew to the president
- Babachir Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
- Kayode Fayemi, Babatunde Fashola and Rotimi Amaechi – Ministers.
- Ismailia Funtua, said to be a close friend of Buhari
- Theophilus Danjuma who is said to be one of Nigeria’s most influential senior military officers.