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JUST NOW: Tension In APC Hqtrs As IBB, OBJ & Abdulsalami Reportedly Endorse Buhari’s Immediate Resignation

Buhari's resignation

The National Headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was on fire, on Tuesday, as some members of the party and Senators, raised an alarm over an alleged report, that three former Nigerian Heads of State, that is, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, and Abdulsalami Abubakar, had endorsed President Muhamamdu Buhari’s immediate resignation.

The credible sources at the APC Secretariat, condemned the former Presidents, for taking such a shocking step.

When Post-Nigeria’s Correspondent visited the Headquarters, the offices were in lock and keys, as staff were in groups, discussing in hushed tones.

Making reference to the long press release issued by a Chieftain of the APC, Bisi Akande, on the health status of Buhari, the source said:

“The life of everyone is in the hands of our Creator; nobody is saying Buhari is dying, but there’s the need for fresh approach to how his health issue is being handled, and what Nigerians are being fed with; I strongly believe that the issue formed the fulcrum of the meeting”, he said.

However, a high ranking Senator said IBB and Abdulsalami, do not have the “moral grounds” to say anything in respect of Buhari’s style of leadership.

“IBB recently said they are the Military wing of the PDP, and he did not support Buhari’s Presidency ab initio. Abdulsalami on the other hand, is sitting on the fence, he is neither here nor there, and cannot therefore say Buhari should handover and go anywhere, because he is sick”, he said.

He added that, it was Obasanjo that has the political clout to comment on the APC-led government. “Though Obasanjo is not a member of the APC, he played a key role towards establishing the APC government, and has the legitimacy to comment. But even then, he spoilt his show, by flying to Minna.”

Another Senator noted: “We’re yet to have details, but every Nigerian knows that we have a serious issue at hand, as far as governance is concerned. I heard that Obasanjo, IBB, and Abdulsalam, would go to the Villa soon; I don’t know when, but they would definitely meet with Buhari and his handlers.

“And you should be rest assured that whatever they discuss with the President, will come to the fore”. he added.

A source at the APC Secretariat, stated that though Akande was the sole signatory of his Tuesday statement, in Lagos, he actually spoke the minds of many interests within the ruling APC.

“Chief Akande was not the sole architect of that memo, he spoke the minds of key chieftains, who felt detached from the Presidency, at a time when the President is sick and needed the firm support of those who worked for his emergence in 2015”, he said.

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