President Muhammadu Buhari, we learned, has rebuffed the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, National leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other chieftains of the party, especially as concerning ministerial nominees’ lists coming from big wigs of the ruling party.
This is according to information available to 247ureports.
It is on good authority that Buhari, following his election victory, has become suddenly unavailable and/or inaccessible to the APC National chairman and other chieftains.
President Buhari recent 10day visit to the United Kingdom depicted the symptoms of the unfolding drama.
This is as Adams Oshiomole boarded a flight alongside Bola Tinubu with a list of curriculum vitae belonging to APC chieftains.
Their intention was to meet with President Buhari in London to present the curriculum vitae and to discuss the formation of the new cabinet.
Interestingly, associates of President Buhari according to information available to the aforementioned news outlet denied Tinubu and Oshiomhole access to the President.
No reason was given to the two APC leaders. The two leaders were said to be in shock and in disbelief.
Both Tinubu and Oshiomhole left London for Nigeria a day before President Buhari, devastated.
The rebuff of Bola Tinubu and Adams Oshiomhole marks a significant milestone in the further widening of the divide and/or crack in the national APC between the Tinubu led group and the El-Rufai led the group.
It is clear the El-Rufai led the group to anticipate to play the major role in formulating the next face of the APC against 2023 presidential elections.
El-Rufai is expected to contest for president. This is while the Tinubu-led group had already begun auguring for the same position.
The divide, in turn, is expected to have an impact in the make-up of the new Buhari cabinet.
Our source indicates that the El Rufai led group have virtually cornered the President and have successfully blocked out the Tinubu group.
The sudden silence from the Oshiomole camp is attributed to the cold shoulder received from the President.