President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal assistant on social media, Lauretta Onochie, has accused Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, of wanting the president dead in a bid to take over his government.
Tambuwal officially dumped the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, an act which Onochie describes as “eating his vomit”.
In response to the governor’s defection, Onochie said Tambuwal lied about the reason he dumped the ruling party and disclosed that he had always wanted to overthrow Buhari’s government.
While taking to her Facebook page to make the disclosure, she said the governor desperately tried to assume the presidency for himself and wished Buhari dead when he was receiving treatment in London for an undisclosed ailment in 2017.
Her post read, “Governor Tambuwal of Sokoto state, yesterday, returned to his vomit. It was expected. The problem I have is that he lied about the reason for leaving APC. APC? Haven for the corrupt? And he returned to PDP? He is not an honourable man.
“He is a man who wished for, prayed for and desperately wanted the death of President Muhammadu Buhari. He almost physically threw out our government so he could “complete” Pres. Buhari’s tenure.
“Gov. Tambuwal abandoned Sokoto for Abuja in pursuit of the Presidency. He became disenchanted when God, received the prayers of Nigerians, disappointed him and kept the President alive.
“We would have shown some respects to him, had he told the truth of why he left APC, after all, there’s freedom of association in Nigeria and everyone has the right to stay honourable or eat their vomit. He chose the later. We thank him for choosing his old ways. It’s best for APC. We will restore politics of ideology in our nation. APC is undergoing cleansing. We are happy.”
Why Tambuwal left APC
When Tambuwal announced his defection to hundreds of supporters at the Sokoto Government House on Wednesday, he said that the APC has reached historically unprecedented heights of impunity in all manner of vices and brazenly turned itself into a sanctuary for the corrupt and a machine for rigging and for the rape of democracy.
He further complained that Sokoto State is not being meaningfully carried along in political appointments and in other matters of national importance.
He said his decision was based on his refusal to be part of the “frightful conspiracy against the cohesion of the Nigerian State”.