- Sahara Reporters released an alleged conversation between two men close to the presidency
- It was proposed that President Muhammadu Buhari should resign while Abba Kyari who is the chief of staff to the president was proposed as vice president
- The initiator of the call was said to have presented the proposition to Professor Ango Abdullahi, the spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum, but he rejected it
An allegedly leaked telephone conversation between two presidency cabal has been released by Sahara Reporters with the conversation focusing on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
In the alleged conversation between two unnamed persons believed to be close to the president, they discussed Buhari’s health calling for his resignation.
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Abba Kyari who is the chief of staff to the president was also proposed as vice president.
In the alleged conversation, the caller informed the recipient that Mamman Daura, the president’s nephew, and Mr. Kyari had been sneaked into Kaduna from abroad on a chartered plane.
The caller also said Mr. Lawan Daura, the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS) received them but they did not go to his house.
The caller said: “They held a meeting, including Sani Zango Daura. They said they held a meeting; they are looking for a way out. They are in a cul-de-sac. They said Mamman Daura is trying to convince the President to resign on the condition that Abba Kyari be made Vice President”
The initiator of the call further said the matter was presented to Professor Ango Abdullahi, the spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum, but he rejected it.
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The caller urged the recipient to speak with Abdullahi and make him buy into the scheme.
The recipient said: “I will go and see him in Kaduna.”
The caller then adds: “Better. Because the matter is very sensitive now and they are all in town.” to which the recipient promised to do his best.
Read full transcript below:
0- 14 second (phone ringing)
Caller: Assalamu’alaikum (peace be upon you) How are you doing?
Respondent: Wa’alaikumussalam, Barka barka (all is well) i am fine. Hope you are having a good day?…Hello….network is poor
Caller: Hello…can you hear me?
Respondent: It is breaking, its breaking. Yes, i am fine
Caller: ….yes, i am just arriving home. I am fine too.
Respondent: Have you reach your place?
Caller: yes, everything is fine.
Respondent: Are you coming back tomorrow?
Respondent: Are you coming back tomorrow?
Caller: Yes God willing.
Respondent: Through out today i was in a meeting, had no rest at all.
Caller: Ok. Mallam Bello too called..He said he was told you were not around but you would be back..
Caller: I told him you went to them.
Caller: There is a new development.
Caller: These people have sneaked back into the country on Wednesday...
Caller: Mamman Daura and Abba Kyari..
Caller: They came with chartered plane and landed in Kaduna.
Respondent: Ok, ok
Caller: but they didn’t go to his home..
Caller: they were refused (blocked access) by Laval Daura.
Respondent: Let me call you
(Respondent’s Phone ringing) 02;03-02:08 seconds
caller: can you hear me
Caller: They had a meeting including Sani Zangon Daura…
Caller: They are looking for a way out…they have entered Cul-de-sac..
Respondent: Subhanalla (God is perfect)
Caller: What they are saying is, Mamman Daura is proposing that the President should resign
Caller: but on one condition, they must pick Abba Kari as Vice President.
Respondent: B**a ubannan (insult)
Caller: we had a meeting, but you need to talk to him…Professor Ango Abdullahi has kicked against it. He is among the people who could influence the whole thing.
Respondent: That means i would have to go and see him in Kaduna.
Caller: Yes, yes, please. This matter is very sensitive now
Caller: They are in town since Wednesday.
Respondent: I will do my best
Caller: I will come early morning too
Respondent: Thank you, may God help us.
Meanwhile, Sahara Reporters reported that it has received an exclusive audio of a conversation between Mamman Daura, a cousin of President Buhari and one of his closest supporter, with Mamman Tukur a member of his cabal.
The conversation between the two men allegedly took place during the president’s medical vacation in London where they were reportedly discussing their worries about his health condition during his treatment.
In the audio both men share their concerns about the wife of the president whom they referred to as "sui*ide bomber" from Yola.
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