By Farooq Kperogi
In his interview with AriseTV, Buhari took a dig at Tinubu when he said, “You cannot sit there in Lagos…and decide on the fate of APC zoning.”
This not-so-subtle public humiliation of Tinubu has obviously caused some uneasiness in the Tinubu camp (as if some of us hadn’t warned several times that Buhari won’t hand over to Tinubu), so Buhari’s spokesman pretended to walk back his boss’ impolitic dig at Tinubu through a news release today.
In the news release, he let the cat out of the bag when he said, “The President, the Asiwaju and the rapidly growing members of the party, want a dynastic succession of elected leaders.” Yes, “dynastic succession”! Dynastic succession simply means family members taking over leadership positions from other family members.
That means Yusuf Buhari—or any of Buhari’s children or relatives— will succeed Buhari in 2023. In other words, the presidency didn’t really walk back Buhari’s verbal dart at Tinubu; it doubled it down. It’s telling the nation that there won’t be a transfer of power at the presidential level to anyone outside the Buhari family.
It’s probably also reminding Tinubu of his own longstanding dynastic dynastic entanglements in Lagos. His wife is already a senator and his children control the commanding heights of the Lagos economy.
So, yeah, Tinubu “cannot sit there in Lagos” and change Buhari’s “dynastic succession” plan that he already practices.
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