Obasanjo, Buhari Planning Interim Government - Minister Of Police Affairs Says

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Obasanjo, Buhari Planning Interim Government - Minister Of Police Affairs Says

The Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan,
on Monday, said a plot by former President
Olusegun Obasanjo and the presidential
candidate of the All Progressives Congress,
Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to form
an interim government has been uncovered.
The minister said this in Lagos at the launch
of a book titled, ‘Watch the Watcher,’ written
by an activist, Yinka Odumakin, in reaction to
Obasanjo’s controversial book, ‘My Watch’.
Adesiyan said he had already directed the
Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba;
and the Department of State Service to arrest
anybody that made inflammatory statements
ahead of the 2015 elections.
He said, “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.
“I have already told the IG and the DSS
to arrest anybody making such
mutinous and inflammatory
Adesiyan said his suspicion was fuelled by a
threat by the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi
Amaechi, that the APC would form a parallel
government if the 2015 general elections
were rigged.
He added, “Obasanjo is already planning
to install an interim government with
Buhari. But we will vote and we will
work with whoever wins the election.”
Adesiyan, who was detained in 2003 for the
murder of the Minister of Justice, Chief Bola
Ige, said the former President was vindictive
and was fighting Jonathan because he
(Jonathan) had refused to be used by him.
The minister, who was later freed over Ige’s
murder, said Obasanjo picked Jonathan as
the late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s running
mate because he felt he could control him but
his plans backfired.

The minister 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.”

The Director of Communications, Buhari
Campaign Organisations, Dele Alake, said it
was silly for anyone to say that Buhari was
plotting the emergence of an interim
government when Buhari was also
participating in the presidential election.

He said, “It must have dawned on
Nigerians that the PDP don’t have any
answer to the multifarious problems
plaguing Nigeria and that is why they
have resorted to mudslinging and
character assassination.
“If Buhari was planning an interim
government, why would he be running
for President in the first place? I think
sanity has taken leave from them.

“Buhari remains the only viable solution
to the quagmire that Nigeria has fallen
into and it will take a disciplined person
like Buhari to straighten things out.”

When contacted, a source close to Obasanjo,
who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it
was only the ex-president that could react to
the allegation.
The source told our correspondent on the
telephone, “It is only Baba that can react to
the matter.”

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