President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to keep an eye on the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, before the presidential election in 2023.
According to SaharaReporters, the Aso Rock cabal comprising some members of the President’s extended family and friends made the call due to the recent tension between the Yoruba and Fulani people in the South West.
A presidential source said the cabal led by Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, asked Buhari to place Tinubu on watch list before the forthcoming general election.
Daura is said to have the ear of the President, influence policies and determine those who get major appointments, the source said.
The cabal accused Tinubu of sabotaging the war against insecurity in the country and instigating Nigerians, especially those from his South-West region, against the Buhari-led government.
“They accused him (Tinubu) of instigating Nigerians against Buhari. He was also accused of sponsoring different groups to cause unrest across the country.
“I think they (cabals) think this is another method to tame Tinubu ahead of the 2023 elections after a lot of noise in the APC in which his allies lost out.
“They are doing everything within their power to stop the President from supporting Tinubu’s ambition come 2023,” the presidential source said.
The group also urged President Buhari to order security agencies to investigate the recent activities of the APC stalwart.
Although he has yet to openly declare his political plans for the next election, Tinubu is widely believed to be gearing up to succeed Buhari, whose second and final tenure ends on May 29, 2023.
KanyiDaily reports that recently there have been ethnic tension in the Southwest over the ultimatums issued to Fulani herdsmen in Ondo and Oyo states by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and a Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho respectively.