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2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by Islie: 9:48am On Sep 23, 2019
•Attacks politically contrived –Presidency


•How Buhari’s successor may emerge


Adetutu Folasade-Koyi , Abuja




A plot to remove Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gathered momentum at the weekend, with some allegations against him dating back to when he was acting president in May 2017, when President Muhammadu Buhari was in the United Kingdom on medical leave, consequent upon Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Some of the allegations against him were that, as acting president, Osinbajo “authorised payment of N5.9 billion to NEMA (National Emergency Management Agency) without approval from the National Assembly.

“Although he is chairman of the governing board of NEMA, he still needed parliamentary approval before money could be taken from the Consolidated Revenue Fund. He didn’t pass through the normal channel.

“Again, he signed for N25 billion for NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation), as ‘funding contract.’ He had no such powers,” said a security.

There are also allegations that disbursement of funds by the Federal Government-backed Social Investment Programme (SIP) domicilled in Osinbajo’s office were not transparent, with allegations of “traces of money exchanging hands between him and the FIRS boss.”

However, a Presidency source who declined to be named because he was not authorised to speak on the matter dismissed the allegations as “recycled.”

He said: “The issues have not changed from the position that the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness report never indicted Osinbajo of corruption,” and insisted that attempts to resuscitate the allegations are “mere political contrivances intended to distract him.”

In November 2018, also on the same issue, a presidential political adviser, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, said the opposition was merely “in search of company for their acts of grand corruption, which brought Nigeria to its knees as of May 2015.

“Even the House Committee chairman has said there was no allegation of corruption against him.” Another Presidency source simply dismissed the allegations as “part of the smear campaign. Absolute falsehood.”

Also, last Friday, in Ekiti State, during the burial of Mrs. Moroluke Fakoyede, mother of the secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ola Olukoyede, at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Ikere-Ekiti, Osinbajo said there were saboteurs and fifth columnists working against government’s plan to develop the country.

Regardless, possible replacements for Osinbajo are being assessed and top on the list are two candidates from the South West.

The vice president is from the South West (Ogun State) and is also a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. In shopping for his replacement, two Christians are being considered, with a serving governor in the region topping the list, as at last Wednesday.

A former governor from the South West was also considered but was knocked off the list because of the need to ensure “religion balancing.”

Meanwhile, another source in the Federal Capital Territory said the allegations against Osinbajo were all about political permutations ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

He said despite being the highest ranking South West politically-exposed person in the ruling government now, and since “he does not control any political bloc in the region, there is need for realignment of forces hitherto deployed in the region,” in previous elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC), as an ally of the North.

“Osinbajo has no political base in Yorubaland. The recent ministerial, board appointments from the region went through another ally who is now a big player in Abuja. The young Turks from the South West are ready to go into a new alliance with the North,” he said.

To gain foothold, if and when Osinbajo is removed, the new political realignment would see the new leaders paving the way for a northern presidential candidate in the APC and the People’s Democratic Party.

A source who was privy to the plan explained: “The North will present candidates for the presidency in APC and PDP. The South West is automatically ruled out because Osinbajo has been elected twice now, with Buhari. The South East and the South South are now the beautiful brides for Vice President.”

A former governor further explained why the North will present candidates in APC and PDP.
“In arriving as to why the North should be allowed to contest for the Presidency in 2023, let us go back to 1999.

“The South West had its constitutional eight years with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. In the spirit of balance and rotation, the presidency moved to the North.

“Now, in 2007, it was the turn of the North, with late President Umaru Musa’Yar’Adua, who did not complete his four-year tenure before he died in May 2010.

“If he had lived, he would have had the right of first refusal in 2011. His first four-year tenure was completed by his deputy then (Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.), who went on to contest in 2011 and left in 2015.

“The eight years of the North was not completed because the South South took it, having jettisoned an earlier agreement.

“Now, it would only be fair if you allow the North have another shot at the presidency.

“Besides, the 2019 general election has shown the underbelly of the South West.

“Lagos, which had the highest number of voters, going into the general election, could not even muster 1 million votes for Mr. President; yet, Borno that was even bombed on the day of election, saw people trooping out to vote for APC overwhelmingly. Kano lived up to its billing by giving APC more votes than Lagos.

“So, in terms of comparative advantage, if APC is to continue at the centre, it’s best to have a presidential candidate from the North and balance it with a vice president from the South East since South South has ruled before. The rotation principle can be applied after 2027 and not before,” he argued.


https://www.sunnewsonline.com/2023-trouble-for-osinbajo/

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by NgeneUkwenu(f): 9:55am On Sep 23, 2019
Sun Newspapers, Daily Telegraph, Daily Independent, Tribune and Vanguard are a set of moronic IPOB)PDP propaganda vehicles....


Pay them No Heed....They are Bittered that people that matter have ignored the blatant lies they planted about an invisible infighting in the presidency, hence their attempt to hang on to the lies as long as possible, to see if any crack would emerge...

Useless Tabloid!

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by PapaBaby: 9:57am On Sep 23, 2019
NgeneUkwenu:
Sun Newspapers, Daily Telegraph, Daily Independent, Tribune and Vanguard are a set of moronic IPOB)PDP propaganda vehicles....


Pay them No Heed....They are Bittered that people that matter have ignored the blatant lies they planted about an invisible infighting in the presidency, hence their attempt to hang on to the lies as possible, to see if any crack would emerge...

Useless Tabloid!

Even Tinubu's newspapers got in on the act. But you won't see it. Check out this headline a couple of days ago. See image below.

Anyway from starboy to house boy.
PDP dey learn work from APC. No one is left in the corruption, not even Pastor Osibanjo of RCCG.

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by ursullalinda(f): 9:57am On Sep 23, 2019
Like joke like this rumour is turning out to be true, but why use Osibanjo and dump him? D man is cool sha

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by opldnuwsxc: 9:57am On Sep 23, 2019
wow
Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by mildflame: 9:57am On Sep 23, 2019
Blah blah blah jargons
2023 is either SE or SS all this noise will fizzle out when the time comes

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by TheAngry1: 9:57am On Sep 23, 2019
This is how our country daily rots.
We have several unfinished projects, but we are already fixated on 2023.
Sadly, the media has become a tool in the hands of mischievous enemies of the state.

2023 is three years away, we can do a lot before then.
Focus on all rail projects - Lagos-Ibadan-Kano, Lagos-Calabar, PH-Maiduguri etc.
Complete the 2nd Niger Bridge.
Complete Siemens Power Project.
Fuccking move our people out of poverty!

2023 will take care of itself.

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by yeyeboi(m): 9:57am On Sep 23, 2019
Look at all these old thieves fighting for 2023 when they have not done anything to better THE NIGERIA OF TODAY , If fact GOD PUNISH ALL OF UNA angry

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by ValCon888: 9:57am On Sep 23, 2019
These people are useless. Apart from their failed ruga policy, they are yet to do anything meaningful for the masses. The ink is not yet dry on the election results for 2019 and they are talking about 2023.

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by iohbvczwsgh: 9:57am On Sep 23, 2019
wow dat good
Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by GeneralPula: 9:58am On Sep 23, 2019
A very useless news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by FuckDaMods: 9:58am On Sep 23, 2019
This useless country sef, was it not few months ago buhari started second term? angry
God punish all of una! I wish Nigeria seizes to exist before then

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by Dozie32(m): 9:58am On Sep 23, 2019
Osibande grin na house boy to the Hausa people ooo!! No be only to oga Buhari. That man should just go and open one small church for Yoruba land and live politics.

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by ednut1(m): 9:58am On Sep 23, 2019
Why are we discussing do much about 2023 in 2019. Nawa

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by seven7clien(m): 9:59am On Sep 23, 2019
and the words have been said
Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by StrikeBack(m): 9:59am On Sep 23, 2019
See what we are discussing in 2019.
We are still battling to solve basic problems of the 19th century and this FOOLS are talking of 2023.

How did I end up in this Useless and godforsaken country?
How??

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by Nobody: 10:00am On Sep 23, 2019
lol. Buhari has won re-election and has no more use for Osinbajo, Tinubu and the South of Nigeria in general. You Yoruba APC apologist are about to see what this man is truly made of. I won’t be surprised if they force Osinbajo out and replace with a northerner who will in turn take over from Buhari in 2023.

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by RichDad1(m): 10:00am On Sep 23, 2019
Osinbajo is going no where till 2023. cool

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by davodyguy: 10:00am On Sep 23, 2019
Pathetic country.
Fortunes are dwindling, people are going hungry, see what matters to them

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by Stephenndidi85: 10:00am On Sep 23, 2019
Hmmmmm. Prof. Being controled by affidavits holder..

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by Racoon(m): 10:00am On Sep 23, 2019
"VP Yemi Osinbajo has joined forces with the Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, when he said at the weekend that the success of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party-...APC in the 2019 elections was the only way the South-west could secure the Presidency in 2023....."
http://saharareporters.com/2018/12/23/osinbajo-buhari’s-victory-2019-guarantee-s’west-presidency-2023

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by TOPCRUISE(m): 10:00am On Sep 23, 2019
I must say some powers to be deceived him in making some approvals and signatures without necessary consultations. They dug a hole for him to pass and he fell into such holes

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by joroville: 10:01am On Sep 23, 2019
That tells you that those motherfuckers have nothing to add up

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by LegendHero(m): 10:01am On Sep 23, 2019
Tales by moonlight.
Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by fergie001: 10:01am On Sep 23, 2019
Obviously, Akeredolu and Fayemi are the new Turks .

The same people lured him to making those signings and are leaving him open in daylight.

I am not a fan of the man for his obvious flip-flopping stance, but we do not need that kind of instability that a change of guard there will cause....let him remain there till 2023 and come back to Lagos.

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by sogodihno: 10:01am On Sep 23, 2019
Lolz, all this attack against Osibanjo recently, it will make people to love him more. "He who God has blessed, no man can curse"

Osibanjo 2023

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Re: 2023: Trouble For Osinbajo - The Sun by OBAGADAFFI: 10:02am On Sep 23, 2019
grin

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