The earlier we begin to tell ourselves the truth, the better, and the earlier we begin to accept facts in government, the best for us all – The truth is that Buhari is no longer in charge of Nigerian presidency – someone else, or better still, a cabal, strong and untouchable cabal is in charge.
It will be a quick way to push ourselves into abyss if we continue to pretend that what is happening is not out of Buhari’s control, may be we can attribute that to his gross incompetency and uselessness, but Buhari’s government has been hijacked by cabals out of his control and he is really helpless – hence the silent over rapid killings across the country without any action from the government and the continued show of shame taking place in the government house every day.
This is the first time we’ll see gross irresponsibility in government whereby there is no arbiter. No one to come in between two agencies that belong to only one person. The two agencies report to one person, the presidency and now we find them fighting on the pages of the newspapers, it’s a shame. We are calling on the President, he has to sit up, he should be up and doing. Call these people to order.
The Senate was once thrown into a rowdy session when a lawmaker, Biodun Olujimi, accused President Muhammadu Buhari of losing authority on his administration.
Officials of the State Security Services, SSS, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, were involved in a showdown on Tuesday when EFCC operatives attempted to arrest the immediate past Director-General of the SSS, Ekpenyong Ita.
A similar scenario also played out when SSS operatives prevented the anti-graft agency from arresting the former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke.
Presenting the motion, Mr. Melaye called on the Senate to take an urgent action on the incidents he described as “recipe for national disaster”.
“Mr. President, the media and the social media, print and electronics have been awash with a disaster that took place yesterday. The EFCC went to the residence of the former Director General of the SSS, Ita Ekpeyong, to effect an arrest and the Directorate of State Security stopped the EFCC from arresting him. Same yesterday, the EFCC wanted to arrest the former DG NIA, Mr. Oke. That created environmental brouhaha. The whole environment and neighbours were stopped from lawfully gaining entrance into their homes because of this confusion.
Commenting on Mr. Melaye’s motion, Mrs. Olujimi said President Buhari had lost his authority as ‘nobody’ was in charge of the current administration.
“Right now, we have a situation whereby nobody is in charge of anything and we cannot honestly blame anyone for what is happening. The truth is that you cannot go to the house of a security agent, a man who had kept the secrets of Nigeria for so long, and just try to arrest him like chicken.
“Mr. President, you will remember that we rejected Mr. Magu as Chairman of EFCC and up till today nothing has been said about it. The Senate is divided. Nobody has come out to say we need to resolve the issue.
“After all, there are 170 million Nigerians, all of a sudden, we are saying only one person can do this job. Mr. President, something has to be done, the presidency has to be called to order. Nobody is in charge of this government. Nobody is in charge and somebody needs to be in charge.”
Mrs. Olujimi’s statement threw the house into a rowdy session as senators on both the ruling and opposition raised their voices to defend their own.
The president’s poor actions and inaction are clear signs that someone else is calling the shots and President Buhari is no way close to the position of taking any personal decision concerning it and doesn’t have any power to influence decision.
The president’s wife, Aisah Buhari and senate president, Bukola Saraki has in different occasions cried out that Buhari’s government has been hijacked by cabals more powerful than the principal.
The Senate President alleged that there is a government within President Muhammadu Buhari’s government using their executive powers to persecute the leadership of the Senate.
Saraki made the allegation in a statement after he, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; and two others were arraigned for an alleged forgery.
Saraki said leadership of the Senate was innocent of the charges and the executive arm of government was only acting to satisfy a hidden agenda.
“What has become clear is that there is now a government within the government of President Buhari that has seized the apparatus of executive powers to pursue a nefarious agenda,” he said in a statement posted on his official Facebook page.
On her own part, The President’s wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has warned that her support for her husband for 2019 election rest on the her husband’s readiness to shakeup his government.
The soft spoken Aisha Buhari in a BBC Hausa interview monitored in Kano said that Buhari’s government has been hijacked by cabal who are “behind presidential appointments”.
Mrs Buhari revealed that “he is yet to tell me, but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again “.
She lamented that most of the officials of the government are known to the President and the first family, adding that they are usurpers who did nothing to help All Progressive Congress struggle in 2015. Aisha Buhari who spoke against the backdrop of growing discontent over Buhari’s popular declaration that he belongs to everybody and belong to one emphasized that “I may not back him at the next election unless he shakes up his government’.
Asked to name those who had hijacked the government, she smiled and declared that “you will know them if you watch television.”
Mrs Aisha Buhari posited “the President does not know 45 out of 50, for example, of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either despite being his wife for 27 years.”
She further revealed “some people are sitting down at their homes folding their arms only for them to be called to come and head an agency or ministerial position”.