The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been accused of being the brain behind the recent call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation.
Some youths speaking under the aegis of Northern Youths Movement (NYM) pointedly accused Tinubu of plotting to hijack the presidency.
Prompt News recalls that a group, PDP Media Watchdog, had while reacting to Buhari’s statement that at 72, he has limitation to function, called for his resignation.
But reacting, the Protem Chairman of NYM, Ishaya Jato, alleged that the statement actually emanated from Tinubu’s media office in Lagos but used PDP as a cover.
Jato noted that Tinubu’s long term plan is to install his crony, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as President, adding that the failed plot to install his cronies as Senate President and Speaker was part of the plan to cut Buhari’s tenure short.
The statement reads in part, “The comment made in South Africa by President Buhari, regarding his age was deliberately hyped by Tinubu’s hatchet men in the media and the call for the president’s resignation was aimed at gauging the reaction of Nigerians.
“Also, we are aware that Tinubu’s camp is working on the possibility of President Buhari not completing his term, either due to failing health or death.
“However, we youths in the North are aware of his (Tinubu) plot against the North and we wish to tell him that we are watching.
“He has failed in his attempt to hijack the National Assembly and use it to impeach President Buhari and we want to assure Tinubu and his cronies that President Buhari will not only complete his tenure, he will go for a second term.”