A coalition of over 22 democratic elements under the auspices of National Coalition of Democrats have expressed dismay over the activities of Tinubu.
Addressing a press conference in Jos, the Plateau state capital, on Tuesday, May 2, the group described Tinubu as a leader of a cabal seeking to use issues around President Muhammadu Buhari’s health as an opportunity to achieve a clandestine motive.
The conference was addresed by Ambassador Melvin Ejeh, the Executive Director of Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) and Dr Charles Okoroji of the Action Against Oppression Initiative (AAOI).
They stated that Nigerians have followed the recent turn of event around the President’s health and how some self acclaimed political gladiators are making a storm out of a tea cup in pursuit of reinventing their fledgling political stature.
They however used the occasion to warn the cabal in the strongest terms to desist from such illicit act forthwith as it is prepared to do all that is permissible within the law to resist their attempt at power grab while hiding under the pretext of Mr President’s health challenges.
Part of the statement read: “In recent days, we have seen a cabal go to work. Members of this cabal had been secretive hitherto but they have developed a measure of boldness since Mr President took out time to rest in the last couple of weeks. The dangerous thing about this cabal is its ethnic tilt and composition which points to something dangerous for the country.
“Since the leader of the cabal, whom we have since been able to gather is, former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu reportedly gave the go ahead for open attack on President Buhari, his foot soldiers have been hard at work. In a curious but saddening case of deception, they are hiding their agenda behind the façade of national interest.”
They alerted the general public that, in the near future more reports aimed at causing maximum damages would be published by an online medium.
In furtherance of the agenda, the coalition also noted that some unconscionable Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have similarly been recruited to mobilize unwary Nigerians for an evil plot.
The coalition also strongly believe that the comments credited to former APC Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, while presented as the intervention of an elder statesman are in reality the position jointly adopted by a meeting of the cabal that is trying to unseat the president for their clansman.
The group said it is placing it on records for Nigerians to bear in mind that none of the many utterances and statements being issued around President Buhari’s health are being done with good intentions pointing out that such conduct is unwarranted.
“We urge President Buhari not to allow the antics of this cabal to stampede him into cutting short his recuperation time. No one is God and health challenges occur to mortals and is not by choice”, the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, a Pentecostal Bishop, Reverend Seun Adeoye, has urged Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery of President Buhari, saying his well-being is so important to the nation’s co-existence and stability.
Bishop Adeoye warned that if anything should happen to President Buhari, such would be a difficult burden for the nation to bear as Nigeria will fall into wrong hands that are ready do anything to turn it into their private estates.