New reports are suggesting that President Muhammadu Buhari intends to axe the current Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo with a prepared replacement from the South-eastern part of Nigeria.
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A report on a clandestine plan to root out Vice President Yemi Osinbajo from Aso Rock Villa Abuja is coming on the heels of a rumoured feud between President Muhammadu Buhari and Osinbajo’s benefactor – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Point newspaper reports that the camp of President Muhammadu Buhari may be planning to replace Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with a politician from the South-east ahead of the 2019 elections.
The paper reports that the Presidency plans to woo a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, as a possible replacement for Osinbajo in the next general elections so as to pacify the South-east that has threatened secession through the Biafra movement.
According to The point, the Buhari camp, sensing a potential loss of support and electoral votes from the south west, in the event of the Tinubu forces pulling out, is tinkering with options to win over the south east and perhaps south south blocs.
“With many gladiators, who joined forces to see All Progressives Congress through to victory during the last elections already fingered in the movement to form a new mega party, there is intense calculation being done to get a crowd-puller from the South East geo-political zone.
This is to garner substantial votes from the region to shore up what may be lost should the South West go with Tinubu,” one of the sources said.