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Monday, 26 September 2016

Bola Ahmed Tinubu and those who want him dead - By FFK

Read his piece below...
I do not like to delve into matters touching and concerning the APC because I am not a member. However what is happening in the ruling party today transcends partisan politics and should be a concern to us all. At the very least we can learn some very hard lessons from it.

The truth is that the behaviour of Chief John Odige-Oyegun towards the man that single-handedly made him the National Chairman of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is reprehensible. 

And neither does this matter begin or end with the way and manner in which the Ondo state governorship  primaries were conducted or its final outcome. 

It goes much deeper than that and the Ondo affair is only symptomatic of a much deeper malaise and wider conspiracy to humiliate the National Leader of the APC by forces within his party that are even greater than him. 

Those forces represent the hidden hand. They are a small cabal of power-brokers who constitute the leadership of the Buhari-led CPC. These people believe that they were born to rule and that they own Nigeria. 

They simply used Tinubu's old ACN as a compliant and ready piggy-back to catapult their way back to power and once they achieved that they never looked back. 

Some of us warned Tinubu at the time about the dangers of riding the tiger and allowing himself to be used by these very dark and sinister forces but he would not listen. 

No true student of history could have made such a cataclysmic and monumental error given the terrible experiences of others from the south-west, and indeed the entire south, who collaborated with such ultra-conservative, sectarian and arcane forces with a clear and distinct ethnic and religious agenda in the past. 

Such forces can never be comfortable with a well-connected, highly sophisticated, independent-minded, strong, unpredictable, uncontrollable and experienced Yoruba leader and southern gladiator with a June 12th pedigree, a NADECO background, a massive war-chest and a widespread and formidable political base. 

They may use him to achieve their objective but they can never trust him or allow him to have control of the party machinery or to wield any real power when it comes to running the affairs of the nation. 

Most importantly once they have finished using him it becomes their duty and cardinal objective not just to cut him down to size but also to castrate and render him impotent and eventually destroy him. 

That is their way. It is also a classic and vintage Nicollo Machiavelli move. This great writer that has had more influence on political thinking and strategies than perhaps any other author in human history taught us a critical and crucial lesson in his famous 14th century literary masterpiece and treatise on the power game titled "The Prince". He tells us that the first thing that a Prince must do once he has achieved power is to destroy those that put him there. 

And that is precisely what those that seek to do Tinubu in are doing. Worst still they are using his own erstwhile discipiles as a first line of attack against him. 

It is not just Odige-Oyegun that has turned his back on him but also his former political protegees and former ACN associates like Tunde Fashola, Ibikunle Amosu, Kayode Fayemi, Biodun Ajimobi, Olorunimbe Mamora, Niyi Adebayo, Rotimi Akeredolu and numerous others. 

Pulling the strings from behind the scenes and encouraging and funding the rebellion are hardline Buhari-supporters like my good friend Governor Nasir El Rufai and a number of others. 

Their objective is to establish a new political order in the south west which is beholden to them alone, to replace Tinubu as the National Leader of the party and to utterly demystify and crush him in order to prepare the ground for the emergence of a new and more compliant Yoruba running mate for either Buhari himself or El Rufai in 2019. 

As a graphic illustration of this interesting and unfolding agenda, the powers that be in the APC, led by Buhari himself, fired six shots at Tinubu inmediately after they formed  government. 

The first was the Senate Presidency affair and the Bukola Saraki matter which saw the defeat and humiliation of Tinubu's prefered candidate for Senate President. 

The second shot was the Speaker of the House of Representatives affair and the Yakubu Dogara matter which, again, saw the defeat and humiliation of Tinibu's prefered candidate for the position of Speaker of the House. 

The third was the vital issue of Ministerial appointments in which not one single Ministerial nominee of Tinubu's was accepted and appointed as a Minister by Buhari. 

Every single person that he nominated from the south west and elsewhere as Minister was rejected and instead the slots were filled by his political adversaries and/or their nominees.

Many erroneously believe that Mr. Lai Mohammed, who is from Kwara state, was Tinubu's choice and nominee for Minister of Information but this was not the case. 

The person that he nominated for Minister of Information was not Lai Mohammed but Mr. Dele Alake, his former Commissioner of Information in Lagos state. 

Again he nominated Mr. Wale Edun, his former Commissioner of Finance in Lagos state, for the position of Minister of Finance but this was rejected and Governor Ibikunle Amosu's candidate, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, got the job instead. 

This went on across the board for every single person that Tinubu nominated and presented for the position of Minister last year and it was a terrible humiliation for him. It was a dirty slap in his face. 

The fourth shot was the James Faleke matter in Kogi state where it was agreed by the real landlords of the APC in the core north that Tinubu must not be allowed to gain a foothold in the north central zone by getting his own Yoruba kinsman and candidate to be elected as governor of that state. 

Hence Faleke was ruthlessly dropped and shabbily treated and another person was selected to be the gubernatorial candidate of that state. It worked, Faleke went to court and sadly he lost. That was the end of the story.

The fifth shot is the thorough and systematic, though subtle and covert, humiliation and relegation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a close associate and political protegee of Tinubu and a spiritual son of the reverred Pastor Enoch Adeboye of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), to not just a spare tyre as Vice President but also to a very flat one.

Rather than being allowed to participate in the crucial decision-making processes on vital and critical issues of state and governance as any Vice President should,  Osinbajo has been kept in the dark about virtually everything and he has little or no power to effect anything. 

When such decions are to be debated, discussed and made the Vice President is never invited into the room and neither is he even aware that there is such a meeting going on.

Worse still he is constantly being directed to represent the President at official functions all over the country as if he were more his Personal Assistant, Special Advisor or Minister rather than the Vice President of the country. Osinbajo's crime is simply that he is loyal to Tinubu and he has refused to dump or betray him. 

The sixth and perhaps most devastating shot is the fact that the party machinery has not only been taken away from Tinubu with the effective highjacking of Odige-Oyegun but that it has also opted to do the bidding of his mortal enemies and to fight him. 

An eloquent testimony to this disturbing fact is the outcome of the Ondo state gubernatorial primaries where Tinubu's candidate was edged out and cheated of the nomination by the party leadership. 

This was the last straw that broke the camels back and predictably Tinubu has reacted in a very loud, aggressive and profound manner by publicly calling for the removal of the National Chairman of the party. 

Yet calling for the removal of Odigie-Oyegun is not enough. The whole situation calls for critical thiking, sober reflection and deep retrospection. 

The point that needs to be clearly understood when considering these six shots and the unfolding anti-Tinubu agenda within the APC is the fact that, contrary to all pretensions, President Muhammadu Buhari is part and parcel of it and he is in fact the moving spirit behind the whole conspiracy. 

Nasir El Rufai and a number of others are simply the strategists and enforcers. Buhari, Mamman Daura and Abba Kyari are the masterminds.

Given all this one thing is clear: these people want Tinubu dead. If he does not realign quickly and fight hard to save his dwindling political fortunes and empire his APC friends and allies will destroy him in a slow, clinical, sadistic and systematic manner. And they will do it with a big, beautiful and friendly smile on their faces.

The fact of the matter is that, right from the outset, Tinubu failed to accept the fact that he was in bed with demons. 

He refused to appreciate the fact that he was sleeping with beasts that are hell bent on eating his flesh, driniking his blood and ruthlessly implementing an ancient ethnic and religious agenda. 

He gave them his all, caused them to win an election and trusted them to honor their word and treat him with respect and decorum. 

He failed to appreciate the fact that you cannot make a deal with snakes and expect them to honor their word. 

He forgot that you cannot wine and dine with cancerous lepers and hungry tigers without ending up being served as the final dish in a long, blood-curdling and Byzantian satanic feast. 

Yet if the truth is to be told, no matter what mistakes he may have made, Tinubu does not deserve to be treated in this way. 

Up until the Presidential elections were conducted last year he led and held together the south-western wing of the APC with an iron fist and he was the undisputed leader of the APC in that zone. 

All four APC governors from the south west and virtually every single party leader waited on his every word and he called all the shots. 

Sadly today, just over one year later, he is a caricature of his former self. Today Tinubu can only boast of having the ear and the full support of only two of those govermors, namely Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state, who will NEVER betray him no matter what, and Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state who will also stand firmly behind him until the very end. 

The truth is that Tinubu has lost much ground and political mileage in recent times and, as more daggers are pulled out over the next few months and years it is bound to get worse for him.

Yet that does not mean that he is finished. I say this because he is a tried and tested fighter and a formidable adversary who is quite capable of pulling the whole APC house down. 

It would be a fatal error for any of his adversaries, including President Buhari, Vice President Atiku Abubakar or Senate President Bukola Saraki, to underestimate him or dismiss his ability to fight back. 

In July 2016, just after my release from detention and during the course of an interview with Channels Television (which can still be viewed on Youtube) Mr. Seun Okinbaloye asked me whether I could ever contemplate going back to the APC and how I thought the ruling party would fare into the future. 

I told him that I would NEVER go back to the APC under ANY circumstances. I also told him that in any case by 2019 there would not be an APC, as it is presently constituted, left because the party would have spilt up into three separate and distinct political entities. 

I told him that the Tinubu group comprising of men like Baba Bisi Akande, Rauf Aregbesola, Akinwummi Ambode and others would establish one party, the Atiku Abubakar group comprising of men like Bukola Saraki, Rabiu Kwakwanso and many of the former PDP leaders and governors that had left for the APC when President Goodluck Jonathan was in power would establish another and that the Buhari group comprising of men like Nasir El Rufai, Bello Masari, Aminu Tambuwal, Rotimi Amaechi, Rochas Okorocha, Chris Ngige, Ogbonaya Onu, Adams Oshiomole and virtually the entire structure of the old CPC leadership in the core north would constitute yet another. I stand by this prediction. 

These three strong and equally forceful factions can be likened to the proverbial three blind yet ravenous wolves. 

They cannot stay in the same cage or remain on the same platform for long without tearing each other to pieces. 

Eventually they will all go their separate ways and, hopefully, contend with a newly-branded  and reinvigotated PDP in the field of battle in 2019. 

What we are witnessing today in the ranks of the APC is the beginning of that bitter separation and messy divorce and it is going to get far worse. 

It will be loud, bitter, acrimonious and rancorous and many political empires, careers and aspirations will be destroyed as a consequence of it. 

My hope and prayer is that the PDP, which is also going through its own rigorous process of redefinition and reinvigoration, can get its act together before then, take advantage of the situation, pick up the pieces and win the presidential election in 2019. I am sure that we will. 

Meanwhile my advise to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is to watch his back, consolidate his base, fight his enemies, reach out to new friends, accept the fact that he is at war and sleep with one eye wide open. The truth is that it will get far worse before it gets any better.

75 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

Can't read dis

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Juliet Iwuno said...

What's his business??? Linda take note!

Uju Phil said...

Too long a letter,make una epp me read am abeg!

Anonymous said...

Abeg can't read all this joor.

Eleojo Blessing said...

Well said

edDREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Too long for my liking though...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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ike manuel said...

Long story... Wetin concern me abeg?

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

Nnenne George said...

Thiefunbu is reaping the fruit of his labour.. It's called nemesis..

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

GOOD TO SEE







AUNTY LINDA 👩

Chikaka said...

Karma.

BAT cannot colonise Nigeria the way he tried to colonise the South West. Now even some of his former disciples in the South West have abandoned. You may want to ask why?

Don't mess around with the Northerners. They will play with you, use you and dump you all for their own benefits.

Fight, fight, fight...

Anonymous said...

On point..

OSINANL said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAH.... JAGABAN IS FINISHED
NICE ONE!

Adigun Toba said...

Despite your criticism of APC in totality, You(FFK)still remember you and Bola Tinubu belong to the same race,what a Blood!!!. I hope Jagaban listen to your advice

Anonymous said...

***Phewwww! Read to the end...cleans sweat. FFK, choi Bro, U can write for Africa. This is so true. Tinubu has been use as an Ewedu-soup Hard-Broom. I PITY HIM. Lest I forget, A big shout-out to an Ashawo Politician called OBASANJO.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Too long!!

Anonymous said...

This piece is like morning tonic for me. FFK has proved over time that he well leaned and astute writer. Thank you for putting smile on my face this afternoon. 2019 is going to be very interesting and event filled. Once more thank you FFK. Sound education is a virtue.

Anonymous said...

God bless you sir.

peter abioye said...

I think politics is really a bad game, FFK really got it right and that was why things are not really in good shape yet.

Nedum! said...

While I do not share in FFK's extreme cynicism and lavish invectives, I think he got it absolutely right that things are beginning to fall apart and only time will tell if the centre of Tinubu's political influence will endure...

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Okwuchukwu Okafor said...

Too long biko, whichever way shaa, APC shud do n divide...definitely twill mean Buhari does not exceed 2019, any other person aside rochas n amaechi will do..

Incredible India

Amos Mohammed said...

FFK I believe you!! Truth be told if not the Jagaban himself APC could have been no where to be found today.and bein ungrateful to him is the greatest mistake they have ever done.it will couse them aa fortune if care is not taken.
FFK thanks for the piece of revelation.

Anonymous said...

this is by far the most sensible thing dis guy has ever written

Justice Eneyo said...

What an eye opener..... respect Sir.

Anonymous said...

FFK attention seeker, most u always write about anything that happen, just seeking attention to still be relevant in the political space. but me am sure u are going mad gradually but people dont know yet.

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Well explained

Anonymous said...

Tinubu this d end of d road for u.Ur slaying attitude has finally brought u to a point of irrelevance. I am happy dis is happening to u.FFK u don't need to feel pity for Tinubu he will regret ever supporting Buhari idiot tout like him

loveman said...

How has the mighty jagaban fallen. E can pain! When you in the business of stabbing people in the back to get what you want eventually someone will also stab you in the back plain and simple.

lovina said...

Wow!!! Well said

Anonymous said...

......well-connected, highly sophisticated, independent-minded, strong, unpredictable, uncontrollable and experienced Yoruba leader and southern gladiator with a June 12th pedigree, a NADECO background, a massive war-chest and a widespread and formidable political base.....A** licking 101

Mr 47 said...

Hm! Summary, Tinubu should reach out to you, prolly join and support PDP in 2019??? Nice try Femi

Julius Idowu said...

Lengthy to read but I got the salient points. I concur with u FFK.

CHARLES said...

This man is loaded, a wonderful student of history, politically sound individual. U are one of the few politicians in this country that write with various quotes from books.this one make sense die.

Anonymous said...

FFK, Fuck off!
What's your own in APC? You have stated your wish: that you wish APC dead! But you are partially responsible for the death of PDP with your divisive propaganda and vitriolic tongue.
You are a mastermind of the wicked videos against the same Tinubu you are describing in glowing language simply because you want to DIVIDE the Party again.
But you would not succeed. The Party may have its issues but they will sort it out
You always crave attention by causing commotion, just as you said you were Bianca Ojukwu's boy friend, trying to whip up anti-Igbo sentiments. We know your antecedents.

ALINCO NONI said...

I love this!

Anonymous said...

Much as I hate to admit FFK is on point on this one

Anonymous said...

The truth is that the Yorubas will support Tinubu in this fight because we hate betrayals not necessary because of Tinubu. I am a fan of Fashola but based on this issue I will side with Tinubu. Every zone needs a leader and a rallying point and Tinubu has played that role well. Amosub and Ajimobi are positioning to have their own replacement. All Tinubu needs to do is to join pdp and whoever they put will loose those states. Write it down !!'

AOI said...

I agree that this piece is instructive.

What baffles me is how it's possible for Oyegu to betray Tinubu. The least I was expecting is for this party to at least conduct free and fare primaries. Na wa for humans o... I just dey shame for Buhari.

Any body or party that will not allow justice to prevail will always crumble!

Ogheneotsuko Ayadju said...

FFK! You got the analysis right!!

Anonymous said...

Amechi for president. Enough of all these political game of chessboard. Jagaban is their father. Any river that forgets it's source must dry up.
Ffk thanks for this eye opener

Anonymous said...

Amechi for president. Enough of all these political game of chessboard. Jagaban is their father. Any river that forgets it's source must dry up.
Ffk thanks for this eye opener

Anonymous said...

Anyway this is FFk opinion. Let us watch. If Tinubu made mistake he is human. He has tried. Let us not jubilate on peoples falling it is natural. We are the ones that need to think deep. God help us o.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe all am reading Jagaban end has come. He has actually enslave we the citizens of Lagos and has taken over all our wealth. Our God is fighting for us now leave our place and go back to iragbeji.

plusway said...

I've never been a supporter of FFK but with piece write up, I believe you for once coz u got it right this time. APC will pay.

Iyke Emma said...

You see why he's better than you? It is "MUST" not most. Mumu

Anonymous said...

FFK is worded.

Anonymous said...

Well said FFK

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Well said, I have to read it to d end and I must say that ffk I salute ur courage well done sir, as for jagaban good for him.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Well said, I have to read it to d end and I must say that ffk I salute ur courage well done sir, as for jagaban good for him.

Vivian Reginalds said...

hehe
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Saheed Ishola said...

Well written, for the first time I read through your article, nice one!

Anonymous said...

God bless you 😂😂

Anonymous said...

God bless you 😂

Anonymous said...

Am so sorry to say this but FFK will soon be killed I like his courage but he needs to keeos his mouth shut for the safety of his family if he thinks they are only going to come for him.....MAY THE LORD MAKE NIGERIA GREAT LIKE NEVER BEFORE#saveNIG

@bolddy said...

FFK FFK ffk👍🏾

Anonymous said...

omohhhhhh! this write up is tooo mad and insightful. makes sooo much sense, i can even connect some other hidden dots. its now making sense why buhari keeps inviting ambode to join him on foreign trips, he is trying to cajole him to join their camp, the anti-tinubu camp need lagos badly. I pity Ambode, cos he needs federal support. if he doesnt align, they will come after him after office. mafia tins toh badt

Obalende CMS said...

Please Linda i will love to have FFK email address or how to reach him cuz that guy motivate me in every way of my life

Prizzy said...

GBAM!!!

BIG DADDY KENG said...

Yet another masterpiece from the great political analyst of our time.

Festus Irivboje said...

Well written piece!

Yomi Al-fuad said...

I trust Tinubu for one thing he ll upheld every single words of fani-kayode, becos even if FKK is a mad man that doesn't mean he is talking nonsense and be as it may Tinubu Pls watch ur back,becos the stream is getting more ticker day by day oooooooh and May God Almighty Allah Protect u and deliver u 4rm all ur enemies oooh

Yomi Al-fuad said...

I trust Tinubu for one thing he ll upheld every single words of fani-kayode, becos even if FKK is a mad man that doesn't mean he is talking nonsense and be as it may Tinubu Pls watch ur back,becos the stream is getting more ticker day by day oooooooh and May God Almighty Allah Protect u and deliver u 4rm all ur enemies oooh

Mr complete said...

As an aspiring writer Sir, I respect and admire you greatly. You're highly intelligent and I love reading your books it aside being your Fan and Ibo, I'll go out of my way to vote for you if you ever think of vying for an electoral position in this country! You're different and just what this country needs right now in all ramification!

Anonymous said...

This writeup has made my day! FFK is an astute writer. He got this analysis right. I will be reading FFK writeups. Poor Tinubu though he still has the command of SWest masses unlike other factions. Please, keep us posted as events unpholds in the political arena.

Anonymous said...

GBAM!!! Fani Kayode well said. Karma has come round to bite thiefnubu in his bony, black ass. It's a pity he and the Yoruba's handed power back to the Hausa/Fulani on a plate for the second time. Thiefnubu is not a good student of history- Buhari is Machiavellian- kills those that helped him to power. We shall sit and watch how the whole mess progresses

Anonymous said...

This is the best piece FFK has ever written.Very educative and he keeps the reader's interest until you get to the end.

Anonymous said...

FFK has said quite pointedly. The truth is that things are no longer at ease and the arrow of God is navigating with a view to do the needful. Sad that Tinubu's loyalty and support is being rubbished. He struggled to deliver massive support for APC is Nigeria only to be given a corner seat by those whose only contributions were their friendship with the powers that be in the presidential villa. Overall, this is a great development for democracy in Nigeria. I see it as the death of APC and the birth of a succeeding party. Thanks FFK for keeping us well apprised of developments.

Olamiposi said...

APC should have a re-think, this is what PDP did to olusegun obasanjo and we all see the END.....

Ify Chude said...

This man FFK; people may not like him for different reasons but he is a political Maradona and this will take him far; he will be a man sought after in Nigerian politics and the reason is not far fetched; he is a good reader and writer, that makes him relevant across generations. information is power; he's got it. Well done FFK.

Anonymous said...

Let us wait and see

Osuji fitz said...

FFK you're right in everything you said...but I stand with Jagaban on this one. Baba no gree 4 buhari, no level. Jagaban Lagos boys them can't dull. Infact Jagaban join PDP or align with them somehow and Nigerians will like you back

Olusola Dada said...

FFK.....I really wish to meet this man. This is well said and powerful! I appreciate you Sir and I pray Tinubu act fast as suggested to regain his political empire ahead of 2019.

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