Former Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo and all those opposed to a second term bid for President Muhammadu Buhari may say and write all they wish but the federal cabinet – for now – is marching on with overt campaigns for the president.
On Wednesday at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, who heads the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group, attended the meeting with a bag full of caps. The following words were inscribed on the caps: ‘Continuity ’19: Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo’.
Shittu wore the cap and he distributed same to ministers in attendance. Earlier, he had given the bag of caps to the FEC secretariat staff members who are responsible for distributing documents during council meetings.
The minister is currently angling to become the next Oyo governor, but his ambition does not have the blessing of the outgoing Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, and is the source of intense friction between the two men.
The caps which were distributed at the meeting are believed to be part of the souvenirs distributed at the inauguration of the Buhari campaign office in Ibadan last weekend.