FRESH facts have emerged on the plot to exterminate the former Governor of Lagos State and the national leader of Action Congress (AC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu by the five South-West governors purportedly elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Investigation has revealed that after series of long nocturnal meetings of the embattled governors, it was concluded that Tinubu must be given a ‘Bola Ige treatment’ if the party (PDP) must maintain its stronghold in the Area.
It would be recalled that the South-West chairman of the party, Mr. Tajudeen Oladipo has been saying it repeatedly all around that the party was trying hard to bring Tinubu and Fashola into the fold.
Findings revealed that the first meeting of the embattled PDP governors on the matter was reportedly held at the Ota-Farm-house of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, at the instance of the embattled chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT), where the issue of fierce opposition reportedly being championed by Tinubu’s camp, was tabled for discussion.
It was gathered from a source close to the meeting that each of the governor spoke extensively on the problems they were facing with the opposition in their respective states.
OSUN DEFENDER was hinted that the story of Olagunsoye Oyinlola interested the participants reportedly that they maintained a pin-drop silence, when he was revealing how the AC torch-bearer in the state, Engineer Rauf Aregbesola was stifling him with media propaganda from Lagos.
The rattled Osun State helmsman then attributed his problems to Tinubu, arguing that he (Tinubu) is using his deep pocket to suffocate him.
No sooner he concluded his speech, than his Ekiti Counterpart picked his gauntlet against Tinubu, claiming that the AC governorship candidate in the state, according to the source, could not have mustered the financial strength to choke his government, if not for the deep-pocket of the Tinubu’s camp.
Information has it that one way or the other, all the governors reportedly fingered Tinubu in the grinding opposition against them.
The source said that Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Agagu premised the alleged bad press he received over the election tribunal verdict that annulled his victory on Tinubu’s camp, arguing that he had it on good authority that Tinubu was the financial backer of the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
It was learnt that Otunba Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State stated that he had an intelligence report made that Tinubu bankrolled the crisis that led to the removal of Mrs. Titi Oseni as the state Assembly’s speaker.
Also, findings revealed that Alao Akala of Oyo State allegedly whipped sentiments in his own argument, expressing his disgust about the negative media heat against the former president Olsuegun Obasanjo, which he reportedly said was waged by Tinubu’s camp, saying that the antics of the AC strongman was to dislodge Obasanjo from the leadership position; so as to occupy it, citing the cold war between himself and the former governor, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, as a brainchild of Tinubu.
Investigation did not show that Obasanjo said anything incriminatory, as he was said to have counseled the rattled governors to deal with the situation, telling them, “that the boy is like any one of you, nothing special about him.”
A tentative source related to OSUN DEFENDER that the governors have concluded an arrangement to eliminate Tinubu with a pool resources of N1 billion.
According to the intelligence report, the security aides of the former Lagos State helmsman has been for compromise, so that assailants could have an easy penetration into the Tinubu’s intrinery and closet.
Checks however revealed that the coup-scare propped up by the PDP leadership lately was part of the onslaught against the strong politician, according to the party’s inner caucus’s source, it was to break the robust relationship between President Umar Yar’Adua and Tinubu, so as to prune down the latter’s network in the presidency.
In another development, a political pundit said that the embattled governors might be thinking that Tinubu’s camp must be uprooted if PDP’s rigging machine must continue to operate, reiterating that the only available solution left for them (governors) now is to remove Tinubu, having failed to woo him into the PDP fold.
All efforts to speak with Tinubu’s spokesman proved abortive, as nobody responded to his ringing mobile phone.
By GOKE BUTIKA