2015: Crisis Rocks Jonathan’s Kitchen Cabinet, Northern Groups Want Sambo Replaced, Jonathan Eyes Major Hamza Al –Mustapha

Al Mustapha Arriving Kano
Al Mustapha Arriving Kano

For the past three weeks tension has been on the edge of the razor, in Aso Rock, Nigeria seat of power, as President Jonathan has come under severe pressure to shop for a running mate  ahead the 2015 general election.

The arrow head of the campaign,  Mallam Abdu –    Azeez   Sulieman,  the  co ordinator  of  Northern Emancipation Network,  confirmed this much  in an interview with 247.com in  Abuja  today, saying  “ with Namadi  Sambo, Jonathan  could  lose the 2015  election”.


The group in a press statement issued in Abuja, listed the sin of Namadi sambo which include his inability to restore peace in the North following the outbreak of  Boko Haram in the North Eastern parts of  Nigeria – His failure at the  general elections in  Kaduna, Zaria  and his ward at  Malali suburb of  Kaduna  metropolis.

Indeed    his  traducers   had  earlier been  a search light  on the multi Billion  Naira  Zaria  water works projects  which he awarded to his  Company  Nalado  Construction, as  governor of Kaduna  state  which has since  been abandoned .

Unless they live in Afghanistan, even Namadi’s ardent supporters will agree with his legion of critics that nothing much has changed in the north.

Abdul Azeez , said this  much “ even his party the Peoples Democratic  Party, PDP, has witnessed  massive defections to other political parties, as a sign that he is not even in control of the party in the region ”he said

In fact there is a palpable impression that the North has sunk deeper into the morass, in the last three years, many Northerners are horrified that the candidate who promise a transformation   agenda, has failed to transform even his immediate political constituency.

But like the Biblical  story of the   voice of Easu  and   the hands of  Jacob, Presidency sources  who does not want his name unveil, told  247ureports.com  that the presidency has come under intense pressure from some Northern  elements, opposed to the  leadership style of vice president  Sambo.

The source points at the recent attempts   by Namadi’s supporters in the Northern Elders’s Forum to garner supports for him, which led to the formation of Northern Elders’s  council.

Already 247ureports.com learnt that the presidential handlers have gone to the drawing board in search of alternative as a result of the glowing opposition to Sambo’s staying in power.

Among the several options, is the appointment of  Major Hamza Al –Mustapha, the former chief  security officer to the late maximum Dictator, late General Sani  Abacha, as the  Chairman of the Economic and  Financial Crimes  Commission, EFCC.

with the dossiers of  Northern politicians at the tip of his fingers, the oppositions will caved him. As it is apart from the South- South the only Northern  Jonathan feel can protect him today is  Al Mustapha” said our source.

Other option according to our usually reliable source is to prepare Al Mustapha for the 2019 presidential election, which could end sambo’s ambition of succeeding   Jonathan in 2019.

Several attempts and phone calls to Umar Sani, the  Senior Special  Assistant to the vice president to respond to some of the allegations hit the brick walls as he neither take our calls or respond to text messages



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