Elrufai Presidential Ambition Tears APC apart

Indications are arrived that some aggrieved APC govs have concluded plans to float new party , it was gathered that govs of Kebbi , Edo , Jigawa, Pleateu and Kaduna was said to have push for Oshiohmole must go . Recently the chairmen of state chapters of the APC converged in Abuja, the spokesman of the chairmen, Hon. Lawali Liman expressed their disappointment over what they described as impunity and high-handness of Oshiohmole. The Polity exclusively obtained from source that Elrufai along side other govs are pushing for Oshiohmole must go they have since tipped the ex Gov of Zamfara state , Alh. Abdulazeez Yari to replace Oshiohmole. Elrufai was said to be having a soar relationship with the presidency , he was said to have been blocked from gaining access to the Villa . Hence all the foreign trips was said to be embarked by the president he was neither invited nor represented by his deputy to join the entourage of the president.
It was gathered by Polity after PMB win his reelection in 2019 , elrufai has never accompanied the president, pundits opined that ” he elrufai was alleged to have masterminded the Abba Kyari must go, since then that was the beginning of his albatross “
” Sani Na Lema an APC stalwart has described the recent visit of the former president OBJ as a coup plot against Buhari.
Na Lema added that , elrufai has betrayed the trust reposed on him by PMB ” How could he invited Buhari’ s enemy even if he has some scores to settle shouldn’t be OBJ. Elrufai has betrayed Buhari, we have all our evidence that he alongside side three govs are planning to dump the APC .” He is going to make a political suicide , PDP will never give him ticket, they will use him after all and dump him.
He should have a rethink, any move to fight the presidency at this material time will have a negative effect on his political sojourn.
The Polity gathered that elrufai has reached out to OBJ for a soft landing ahead of 2023 . OBJ was said to have assured the governor that know cause for alarm, he has assured elrufai of his support and has since promise to rally round support for him .
Source who spoke on condition of anonymity said ” elrufai has made a blunder by inviting OBJ, despite their rift with the presidency, he should have developed a thick skin to accommodate criticism and intimidation said to have been meted on him by the presidency. ” receiving OBJ at this time signifies that everything is not right , the move is suicidal for elrufai. He has opposed zoning he went ahead and blasted Tinunbu now he is drumming the oshiohmole must go .”
The political permutation in 2023 has taken a new dimension, the power brokers in the north has vehemently rejected the zoning of the presidency to the south west , some have tipped elrufai as a good successor. Elrufai has since started underground campaign, the govs of Kano , Kebbi, Pleateu, Jigawa , Kebbi and Kogi have all supported the candidacy of elrufai in the north .
The gov of Ekiti Fayemi has joined the race for the presidency he has reached out to elrufai to duputies him while Osinbanjo tipped Kashim Shettima the former governor of Borno as his deputy. Recently the presidency has shown its power play, Osinbanjo is said to be relegated to the back bench , thus making him irrelevant in the corridor of power .
The presidency has taken away everything belonging to his office to the newly created ministry of Humanatarian Affairs .
The meeting between OBJ and elrufai is said to have send jittery to the presidency, elrufai next line of action may likely dump the APC should Oshiohmole remain . OBJ was said to have started canvassing support for elrufai in the PDP, it is yet unknown whether he will be given the presidential ticket in the PDP.
“Elrufai is very culculative he has seen how his party failed the masses , all the promises made by the party during campaigns where not fulfilled. “
” above all he has seen the tigh race in 2019 election where Atiku Abubakar gave the APC and incumbent president Buhari a good fight . ” Elrufai calculation is hinged on the 2019 election , if he eventually secure the PDP presidential ticket as a northern consensus candidate will emerge victorious, so with this analysis elrufai if given the ticket with a southern candidate in the APC will surely defeat a southern candidate at the poll .”
The Oshiohmole plot is said to be a tactical move by elrufai to destabilise the party.
Elrufai was said to be in serious dilemma as to the next step to take . He is facing a serious stiff opposition from his state, Kaduna within his party and outside the party . He was said to have pencilled his Chief of Staff, Dattijo to takeover from him come 2023 with a Christian ticket , Samuel Aruwan. It was said that he has kicked against Muslim christian ticket , source said the current deputy governor Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe will peer with Dattijo, come 2023.
Source said Senator Uba Sani, the commisioner of Finance Bashir Saidu have all kicked against the candidacy of the young Dattijo. Dattijo is a novice , inexperienced highly incompetent, he is not a core politician he lacks the will to move the state forward “. Kaduna is not Lere local government, apart from educational qualification, expirience matters a lot, he can not govern the state properly looking at how Gov Yahya Bello of Kogi state goofed” Lema added . “Dattijo is not a material even though we see him as puppet, but the people of Kaduna state will not be caged said Na Lema “. We have people of impeccable characters , even Samuel Aruwan who was said to be pushing for the number 2 seat is not qualify , he is inexperienced highly incompetent and lacks the technical know how to be the number two citizen .”
Aruwan has not helped anybody in the state, he is a very stingy man, we will never support his candidacy , we have poeple in the APC who will carry everybody along irrespective of party affliction, religious and ethnicity background. ” Na Lema added.
The Polity gathered that the in house crisis in Kaduna has kick started , the camp of Sen. Uba Sani have started strategizing on how to take over from elrufai come 2023, they have vowed not to support any candidate apart from Sen. Uba Sani. The camp recently held a meeting which they made their position known ” we will resist any atempt to impose on us a novice, Uba Sani score card is their for everyone to see, he was a former spokesman to the former president OBJ, Special adviser to governor elrufai and now a serving senator with this he is imminently qualify to govern Kaduna state . On Samuel Aruwan he has failed even to manage his ministry talk less of deputy governor. His ascention to the position of commisioner was an error, he is highly incapable, ex communication and on what ground should the party present him as deputy governor? . To be continued

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