From Sanusi Muhammad
An Abuja based pressure group operating under the aegis of The Other Alternative and claimed to have been worried with the past antecedents and leadership incapacitation to serve with passion and sincerity of purpose in any responsible position, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and APC leadership to resist the persistent lobbying strategy of Dr. Musa Babayo, onetime chairman of Tertiary Educational Trust Fund (Tetfund) for consideration of engagement in any political position and for whatever reason.
In a press release made available to our correspondent in Abuja, leader of the group and an APC senior stakeholder, Ladan Abdullahi, stated that in recognition of his alleged specially gifted deceitful mechanism, pretence, pride and incapacitation to perform, former president Jonathan and majority of PDP senior stakeholders had to reject him as the North-east zonal PDP chairmanship candidate for the zoned office of the national chairman when it was declared vacant in 2012 or thereabout.
“He was immediately replaced with Bamanga Tukur who piloted the affairs of the party until he was ousted by a frustrated cabal led by former governor of Bauchi state, Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, who later attempted burying the party for his selfish interest after he had allegedly duped several aspirants who were aspiring for different elective positions in the 2015 general elections that necessitated him to flee the country to exile after he was confronted with allegations of his role in the celebrated armsgate scandal.
“As Tetfund chairman, Dr. Musa Babayo is alleged to have made the maximum use of the ad-hoc assignment given to him on trust to cornered major and juicy contracts of the organization to his suspected registered and unregistered companies that were poorly executed in his desire for wealth accumulation and ostentatious living style that can be proved with facts if the need be.
“ As a government that is determined to fight corruption and restore the fading glory and respect of Nigeria within the comity of nations, the likes of Dr. Musa Babayo deserve no recognition and patronage from such a government for fear of the obvious”, he said.
The APC stalwart added that others like Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, Senators Sa’idu Umar Kumo and Ali Modu Sheriff among others, deserve a permanent disconnection from government patronage at all levels for their past misdeeds while holding public offices that should not be wished away with ease for any political or personal reason.
“It was Mu’azu who betrayed his party, PDP as its national chairman and pretended to be piloting its affairs with concern while busy sharing looted funds to suspected party crooks for the defeat of the APC in the 2015 general elections.
Shamelessly, before the elections, he dumped PDP for APC after sensing danger of possible prosecution for his past misdeeds that are still fresh in our memory
“The grapevine has it that Dr. Musa Babayo and Mu’azu are now running from coast to coast and mounting pressure through their hired agents on the president to consider them for either ministerial or any political position in his second term project. PMB should not dare make the mistake of considering any of those rots for inclusion in his Next Level brand of administration or else he may end up messing his reputation and that of his purposeful government and cartooning himself as a man of integrity while he ignorantly dined with his opposites” Ladan said.