A plot by a former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, to form an interim government has been uncovered, the Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan said on Monday.
The minister disclosed this at the launch of a book titled, ‘Watch the Watcher,’ written by an activist, Yinka Odumakin, in reaction to Obasanjo’s controversial book, ‘My Watch’ in Lagos, Punch reports.
He said: “Obasanjo is already planning to install an interim government with Buhari. But we will vote and we will work with whoever wins the election.”
According to him, a threat by the Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi that the APC would form a parallel government if the 2015 general elections were rigged, aroused his suspicion.
“Many of those in the APC are disgruntled PDP members who are no longer relevant and because they could not have their way, they have started to heat up the polity. They have said they will form a parallel government if they lose.
“I have already told the IG and the DSS to arrest anybody making such mutinous and inflammatory statements,” he added.
Speaking further, Adesiyan accused Obasanjo of picking Jonathan as the running mate of late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s because he felt he could control him but his plans backfired.
“He picked a President that was sick and while we were campaigning for the President, he (Yar’Adua) was always in Germany receiving treatment. While many were lobbying for the VP slot, Obasanjo picked a gentleman, Goodluck Jonathan, who had no strong political base so that he could control him.
“Unfortunately for Obasanjo, God had a better plan and Jonathan refused to be used. Obasanjo, being the man that he is, has now teamed up with Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar to snatch power but Tinubu will outsmart him because we Osun people are smart. Ask Tinubu, he is my brother, from my state. He is from Iragbiji while I am from Ode-Omu,” he said.
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However, the Director of Communications, Buhari Campaign Organisations, Dele Alake described Adesiyan’s allegations as silly.
“If Buhari was planning an interim government, why would he be running for President in the first place?” Dele asked.
When contacted, a source close to Obasanjo, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was only the ex-president that could react to the allegation.