The Northern Youths Movement (NYM) has warned the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be mindful of a plot by the party’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu, to snatch power from President Muhammadu Buhari before 2023.
Backstory: The group alleged that Tinubu is plotting to snatch power from President Buhari in 2022 through an impeachment so that he can achieve his presidential ambition.
The NYM statement on Saturday was signed by its Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato.
- The statement alleged that Tinubu’s desperation to take over the National Assembly by installing “his political boy” Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila is part of his plot to get the President out of power at all cost.
- The group says Tinubu understands that with Buhari in power till 2023, his presidential ambition can never be realized.
Alleged plots: Tinubu, according to the group, is speculating on two things happening: either the President becomes incapacitated before 2022 or the president gets impeached.
In either case, Tinubu would need the support of the National Assembly.
The group has stated that it will resist the alleged attempt by Tinubu to control the political destiny of Nigeria while also urging northern leaders to be mindful.
Quote: “Having used the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to take over States in the South from governors like Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun that he opined can challenge him in 2023; Tinubu is now after the larger picture of total control of the National Assembly.
“It is therefore dangerous for the north for the same Southwest, which already has the Vice President to produce the House of Representatives Speaker. It is even more dangerous for the same Tinubu; whose political boy is the Vice President to also have another of his stooge as the House of Representatives Speaker.”
Bottomline: This is all about the politics of the next national assembly leadership. In the final paragraph of group’s alkegations against Tinubu, it let slip its true motivation.
“Already, Northwest and Southwest have taken President and Vice President respectively; the remaining four positions must therefore be shared among the South-South, South East, North Central and North East zones. Particularly, the North Central, which gave massive votes to President Buhari must produce the Speaker.”