Fresh allegations have surfaced claiming that former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has ganged up with former military head of state and current presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari to snatch power from President Goodluck Jonathan and install an interim government.
According to Premium Times, the allegation was made by the Minister of Police Affairs Jelili Adesiyan who stated that the plan was hatched in conjunction with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and ex-Lagos State Governor and APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, enthusing that the plan will backfire.
He made the claim at the launch of a book, “Watch the Watcher” by Yinka Odumakin a former member of the 2014 national conference and serving member of the Afenifere Renewal Group.
Adesiyan also stated that he has asked the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba as well as the State Security Service (SSS) to round up any individual who makes inflammatory statements ahead of the Saturday, February 14, 2015
He said: “Obasanjo is already planning to install an interim government with Buhari. But we will vote and we will work with whoever wins the election. Many of those in the APC are disgruntled PDP members who are no longer relevant and because they could not have their way, they have started to heat up the polity. They have said they will form a parallel government if they lose.”
Adesiyan also brought to mind statements accredited to Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi that a parallel election will be set up if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rigs the election.
He also said:“He picked a president that was sick and while we were campaigning for the president, he (Yar’Adua) was always in Germany receiving treatment, while many were lobbying for the VP slot, Obasanjo picked a gentleman, Goodluck Jonathan, who had no strong political base so that he could control him. Unfortunately for Obasanjo, God had a better plan and Jonathan refused to be used.
“Obasanjo, being the man that he is, has now teamed up with Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar to snatch power but Tinubu will outsmart him because we Osun people are smart. Ask Tinubu, he is my brother, from my state. He is from Iragbiji while I am from Ode-Omu,” he added