EXPOSED! Atiku, Tambuwal Secret Roles In N'assembly Elections Flop As APC Crisis Deepens

Published On: June 11, 2015, 6:36 am (5 years ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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There are indications that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress may sanction former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, over the outcome of the National Assembly elections of Monday.

Sources within the APC said Atiku colluded with Senator Bukola Saraki to undermine the will of the party while Tambuwal, who is the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, supported Yakubu Dogara who emerged as Tambuwal’s successor.

The suspicion of the APC leadership was reignited by the fact that Atiku was the first person Saraki visited after emerging as Senate President on Monday, apparently to thank Atiku.

A reliable source within the party said the party was aware of moves by the Peoples Democratic Party to secure principal offices in the National Assembly over a month ago and that was why the party selected staunch APC members – Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila – as its candidates for Senate President and Speaker respectively.

The source said the APC knew that the PDP would approach its old members to actualise this plan. Both Saraki and Dogara defected to the APC from the PDP.

The source said, “We started keeping tabs on Atiku in January when he showed that he was not interested in the success of President Muhammadu Buhari when Buhari was our presidential candidate. Our fears were reignited when the then President, Goodluck Jonathan, paid Atiku a visit shortly before the elections.

“A large section of Atiku’s supporters defected to the PDP a day after that meeting with Jonathan and that was why Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Rufai Alkali, said shortly after that meeting that Atiku would soon return to the PDP. Atiku even admitted himself that he did not attend Buhari’s rallies.

“Don’t you find it curious that the first person that Saraki visited after emerging as Senate President was Atiku? We have information that Atiku told his supporters in the Senate to vote for Saraki and that was what happened. We know that Atiku is still nursing a presidential ambition for 2019 and he is now beginning to build blocks.”

The source said the APC had evidence that Tambuwal supported Dogara so that he (Tambuwal) could retain his influence over the lower chamber of the National Assembly.

He said Tambuwal ensured that Dogara emerged the Chairman, House Services Committee, which is the most influential committee in the House because of his closeness to Dogara.

He said, “Tambuwal is also nursing a presidential ambition and needs to retain control over the House. He will not be able to retain such influence if Gbajabiamila is the Speaker.”

When contacted, the media aide to Tambuwal, Mallam Imam Imam, said he had no comment over the issue.

Also, a text message to an aide of Atiku was neither acknowledged nor replied.

APC spokesperson, Lai Mohammed, said the emergence of Saraki and Dogara was unacceptable to the party and that the party would mete out appropriate sanctions against erring members.



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Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 06:36 AM | Addicted Hero
Not just Okay.com
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 06:58 AM | Gistmaniac
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Politics wahala
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 07:09 AM | Gistmaniac
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Lai mohammed should shut up and face reality. look at the caliber of people u wanna sanction. the party was used to win elections and elections are over.
I dey one corner dey observe cos na drama go dey unfold till 2019 and I pray they have time to effect the desired change. Na Abubu and Femjay the change
trumpeters i dey feel for.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 07:27 AM | Upcoming
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The primary reason for this manoeuvre was to ridicule Tinubu and his agenda to make himself a lord in Nigerian politics. He is just a local champion (Bode George)
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 07:29 AM | Upcoming
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wasted generation
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 07:50 AM | Hero
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The primary reason for this manoeuvre was to ridicule
Tinubu and his agenda to make himself a lord in Nigerian
politics. He is just a local champion (Bode George)@ dondada4040

Gbam.......true talk
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 07:58 AM | Gistmaniac
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That is PDP blood.....Chaotic people, their plan is to make APC turn on itself......and it's happening already.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 08:00 AM | Hero
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ooooooooh
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 08:03 AM | Addicted Hero
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Aboki everywhere like president belongs to them same old criminals
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 08:23 AM | Upcoming
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Tunubu is a local champion - Bode George
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 09:17 AM | Upcoming
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YORUBAS THINK THAT HAUSAS ARE FOOLS, NOT ANY MORE. THEY ARE WISER THAN YORUBAS
TINUBU & CO HAVE NEVER SEE ANYTHING YET, JUST THE BEGINING
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 09:23 AM | Gistmaniac
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Speechless
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 09:47 AM | Upcoming
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No wahala "You can some people some time but you cannot fool all the people all the time" The antics of our yoruba brothers are becoming clear to everyone, they have always played dirty politic from the begining, thriving from manipulating other people and tribe against each other and catching in on the spoils of the squabble. In life one has to be careful cause no matter how smart you think you are, it is only a matter of time even the biggest fool will realize your gimmicks.
Awolowo played this game for some time and regretted that he could not rule Nigeria even for one day if not he had all the crdentials but just that same betrayal attitude.---------We dey look.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 09:48 AM | Upcoming
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 "You can fool some people some time but you cannot fool all the people all the time"
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 09:50 AM | Upcoming
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Noy again pls
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 12:17 PM | Hero
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hausas are really wise o   they dont fret but they quietly get what they want
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 05:31 PM | Upcoming
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What goes around will definitely come around. Can someone dig out Lai Mohammed and Tinubu comments when Tambuwal did exactly the same thing four years ago? It was a welcome development to them, but now it is unacceptable!!! Why???  Is that the change we are expecting from APC.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-06-2015 09:01 PM | Newbie
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Oways Oways (m)
This is just the beginning
Posted: (5 years ago) on 12-06-2015 12:13 AM | Gistmaniac
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We are watching
Posted: (5 years ago) on 17-08-2015 12:43 AM | Addicted Hero
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