Things may have fallen apart as indications have emerged of an alleged scandal in the presidency.
A source within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) disclosed to Naij.com that the scandal was over the appointment of aides.
The source who preferred anonymity for security reasons revealed that a cabal within the party ignored the list of political appointment nominees drawn by President Muhammadu Buhari, for their selfish gains.
According to the source, the list of nominees for political posts coming from the APC campaign office and the Buhari Support Organization (BSO) was balanced until the cabal altered the list and forwarded to the presidency for approval which they surprisingly got.
Another source from the APC campaign office whose name was removed from the approved list said the president is not aware that the original list was tampered with, adding that even the special assistants to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was not appointed by him but by the same cabal.
The source claimed that majority of those whose names appeared on the cabal’s list and were subsequently approved have not met with the president since they resumed office, adding that the cabal have been collecting cuts from the salaries of the special assistants.
“Some of these special assistants have not met with Buhari since they resumed. What most of these special assistants do is share their salary (50 percent) with the people that put them in that office.
“They are the reason why appointments have been majorly tilted to favour Muslims and not Christians. For example there are only three or two aides that are Christians in the Vice-President’s office,” the source said.
Another source in the Buhari support organisation alleged that the cabal has been maltreating people who would not do their bidding
“People like Lauretta Onochie was allegedly denied her original position of special adviser to the president because she is a Christian and would not sleep with them.
“In Buhari Support Organization (BSO) names like Dr. Ibrahim, Dr. Nazr was removed because they know they won’t share their salary with them. Most of the top members of BSO were removed from the president’s list.
“Lauretta Onochie who was in the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential media campaign but was denied appointment as special adviser instead they gave her ordinary personal assistant to the president but she rejected the letter.”
It was also gathered that the cabal gave a ‘flimsy excuse’ which robbed Dr. Ibrahim who headed the Buhari support organisation, off his political appointment.
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