Babachir lobbies his way back to office, set to blackmail lawmakers

Babachir lobbies his way back to office, set to blackmail lawmakers

By Gaaden Puun Abuja 

 

Babachir David Lawal is an engineer by profession, AljazirahNigeria learnt.

Babachir is reportedly arrogant on matters of public policy, hence, he was shown the exit door last March as the  Secretary of the Government of the Federation, SGF, AljazirahNigeria recalls.

AljazirahNigeria investigation reveals that Babachir has plotted his return into government to fight the political Goliaths that sent him packing.

Not many show sympathy with the Adamawa state born ex-director of finance of the Buhari’s campaign organization in the 2015 presidential election. His suspension from office was allegedly sponsored by Senator Shehu Sani’s led committee which recommended his sack.

The lawmakers had alleged that Babachir had misappropriated millions of funds meant for Internally Displaced Persons from the North East where the Boko Haram terrorists had ravaged.

For instance, a swooping sum of N500 million was awarded to his own company while several other contracts under his supervision were misappropriated.

President Buhari ordered his suspension shortly after jetting out on a medical vacation to London.

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AljazirahNigeria investigations revealed that the planned return of Babachir is to blackmail some lawmakers believed to be loyal to former vice president, Atiku Abubakar who is also eyeing the 2019 Presidential ticket under the ruling APC.

Babachir, is believed to have sympathy of the Christian population in the North East, while Magu, a Kanuri kinsman enjoys unflinching support from the Bornu/Yobe axis of the insurgent ravaged region.

AljazirahNigeria further gathered that a ‘Think-Tank’ of the APC headed by former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, Alhaji Mamma Daura, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe are in place to give controls and directions to the Osinbajo presidency.

Acting president Osinbajo is reported to have yielded to some powerful forces mostly from the North West.

AljazirahNigeria investigation reveals that Kaduna governor, Nasir el-Rufai and Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso have been penciled to run for the  2019 presidential election to complete the two terms envisaged by the northern power arrangement.

Those affected under the latest scheming including Governor Shetttima of Bornu, Aminu Waziri Tambawal of Sokoto state, Aminu Masari of Katsina, Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara. These second-class APC chieftains are believed to have their loyalty linked to Atiku Abubakar and one of the newly registered political parties.

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AljazirahNigeria gathered that the return of Babachir is enable him to reunite his constituents from the North East, manage the security and ecological funds saddled in the presidency primarily to avert any disgrace from opposition groups

Babachir would also be needed to superintend over the convocation of a committee to implement the recommendations of the ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s Constitutional and Economic Conference as being canvassed in some quarters and directed by the Senate.

The suspended government’s chief scribe who is expected to resume office third week of July is lobbying APC chieftains, religious and traditional rulers, especially, those close to acting president Osinbajo.

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