An exclusive revelation of a plot to retain power in the north by some powerful cabals in the presidency ahead of the 2023 presidential election has begun to surface.
Information gathered revealed that some of the tactics are to totally get rid of the powers in the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s jurisdiction in essential decision making and some important cadres of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the remaining years in the second term.
It is believed that the cabals believe it is expedient to drastically reduce the vice president office in order to make him powerless and impossible for him to restrain him from being a major setback to the 2023 presidency project.
On Monday, Buhari sacked the vice president from heading the economic team of the government, and made all the information and report comes to him directly through the new body he established to monitor the affairs.
In less than 24 hours, President Buhari directs an immediate dissolving of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), which was instituted by the vice president, when he was the acting president in 2017 and chaired by Mr Okoi Obono-Obla was eventually sacked from office by the Buhari.
More information gathered disclosed that the cliques are seeking the approval of president Muhammad Buhari to redeploy important advisers and aides of the vice president from the presidential Villa in order to degrade his powers and influence.
Influential members of the cabal were discomforted towards the saying as the rising profile of Osinbajo of being “hardworking and mobile,” which they felt should be quickly cut off before it elevates and ginger other influential southerners in the race for the 2023 presidency.