- Presidency cabal in dilemma over Buhari – Fayose
Wife of the President, Aisha, on Monday gave an indication that God had answered Nigerians’ prayers for the quick recovery of her ailing husband, Muhammadu Buhari.
She also hinted that “the hyenas” and “the jackals” would soon be ejected from the kingdom.
Mrs. Buhari, who is currently in the British capital with her husband, gave the indication on her Facebook page while responding to an earlier post made by the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani.
Sani had earlier posted a message in which he was making veiled reference to the alleged power play in the government circle in Buhari’s absence.
The federal lawmaker had claimed that while “weaker animals” were praying for the return of “Lion King,” those he called “the hyenas” and “the jackals” were scheming based on the assumption that the “Lion King” would never return.
The senator wrote, “Prayer for the absent Lion King has waned. Until he’s back, then they will fall over each other to be on the front row of the palace temple.
“Now, the hyenas and the jackals are scheming and talking to each other in whispers; still doubting whether the Lion King will be back or not.
“Now, the Lion King is asleep and no other dares to confirm if he will wake up or not.
“It is the wish of the hyenas that the Lion King never wake up or come back so that they can be kings.
“It is the prayers of the weaker animals that the Lion King comes back to save the kingdom from the hyenas, the wolves and other predators.”
But Buhari’s wife said the prayers of the “weaker animals” had been answered while “the hyenas” and “the jackals” would soon be evicted from “the kingdom.”
She wrote, “God has answered the prayers of the weaker animals. The hyenas and the jackals will soon be sent out of the kingdom. We strongly believe in the prayers and support of the weaker animals. Long live the weaker animals, long live Nigeria.”
In another Facebook post on Monday night, Sani, in a veiled reference to Aisha Buhari, commended the “Lioness” for her courage, strength, tenacity and resilience.
He also referred to a tiger that was acting for the lion, in a veiled reference to Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is the Acting President.
He however noted that the lion would always remain the lion and king of the kingdom. Speaking on Monday, the Kaduna Central senator explained the metaphors.
He said, “The Lion is Buhari and the cabals are those I categorised as hyenas, wolves and jackals. She (Aisha) is the lioness. When I said ‘temple of kingdom’, I meant the Aso Rock mosque, where the jackals and the wolves usually stay at the front row. Osinbajo is the tiger, who is standing in for the President in his absence.
“In my second post, I said ‘the crocodiles are giving a quit notice to the fishes to leave the river.’ The crocodiles are the Arewa youths and the fishes are the Igbo in the North.
“When I said ‘the pythons were monopolising the forest’, I was making reference to the Biafra agitators, who are threatening secession. And those who are angling for restructuring are the ones I categorised as cheetahs, leopards, cougars, pumas and jaguars.”
The senator also agreed with the President’s wife in a post, insinuating that some persons in the Presidency or close to it would be sacked after Buhari’s return.
He stated, “I am telling you that what she is implying is that the President, when he is back, is most likely to throw away some people out of his government. For her to say that when the lion is back, he is going to throw away the wolves and hyenas, it means that there is a likelihood of these cabals being thrown out of the government. She is giving a hint, using my categorisations.”
When asked what he meant by the hyenas and the jackals “scheming and talking to each other in whispers” in Buhari’s absence, Sani responded, “I was talking about the political, underground machinations going on against the President.”
He added, “I made the reference that the lion is sleeping and they don’t know whether he is sleeping or he has passed out. It is about the intrigues of the power play that is going on among the political elite.”
Meanwhile, Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency cabal is in a state of dilemma as to whether to bring President Muhammadu Buhari back to the country with his present state or leave him in London, adding that “the President has become a bad business for the cabal that imposed him on Nigerians.”
Governor Fayose, who insisted that Nigerians must be told the truth about the President’s state of health, said; “I told Nigerians then that President Buhari was a black-market packaged by the APC cabal that was only interested in seizing power by whatever means and now, I have been vindicated.”
In a statement issued on Monday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said; “For a President who has spent 113 days abroad taking care of his health out of the 191 days in 2017, it is time for Section 144 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to be invoked.”
He said “President Buhari left Nigeria for London on May 7, 2017 and today is July 10, 2017, 64 clears days since Nigerians saw their President or heard anything from him. Even the President’s handlers are keeping Nigerians in the dark.
“Even though the number of days that a president can spend outside the country is not specified in the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the makers of the laws of Nigeria envisaged this kind of situation and made provisions for how to resolve it in Section 144.
“It has therefore become pertinent that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) must invoke Section 144 of the 1999 Constitution by passing a resolution declaring that President Buhari is incapable of discharging the functions of his office.”
Governor Fayose, who insisted that he was not interested in President Buhari’s death, said freeing Nigeria from the hands of those who are presently holding the country to ransom should be the major concern of all well-meaning Nigerians.
“They are always quick to tell Nigerians that there is an Acting President in person of Prof Yemi Osinbajo and as such, no vacuum government. However, we all know the limitations of the Acting President. We know that there are so many things Prof Osinbajo cannot do and Nigerians are the ones bearing the consequences of a bedridden President.”