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Babachir Lawal: New SGF’s appointment move to allegedly tame Amaechi 

A statement allegedly credited to a source that prefers to maintain an anonymity status which is trending in the social media has alleged that the appointment of the new Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, is one of the early moves by President Muhammadu Buhari to cut off some unwanted political powers and influences from some members of his cabinet who have been described as cabals, as the 2019 game of throne is kicking off.

Chibuike Amechi
Chibuike Amechi

It said the pruning knife has been pointed to the direction of the Former Governor of Rivers state and current minister of transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.

It said Buhari has been briefed by his inner caucus men that Mr. Rotimi Amaechi cannot be trusted, that if he can deal with his own brother Goodluck Jonathan in a treachery manner in 2015, he can as well do same to him depending on the offer he is getting from other camp, this is why they are trying to cut off his influence.

Mr. Mustapha until his appointment was working under the command of minister of transportation, Rt. Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers State, according to the information now in circulation in the online section of the media.

It said the minister was said to be the top contender for the post of SGF but working underground.

Mr. Amaechi was said to be doling a sum of N10m each to those he was using to help him facilitate the appointment as the SGF.

The statement alleged that Mr. Boss Mustapha’s ministry was given a meager budget of N5million naira only to run through out the year which will ordinarily not make his ministry to be effective.

It equally alleged that “Mr. Amaechi purposely rendered his ministry useless due to his tie with the sacked SGF,”adding that “unknowing to many, Amaechi has been eyeing to become SGF since inception of Buhari’s administration.”

It said but the Babachir cabal was also working hard to ensure that Amaechi’s quest to become SGF is truncated.

Mr. Babachir Lawal was sacked due to the corrupt allegation bothering on the IDP grass cutting contract running into over N250m. His name was also mentioned in the shady NNPC’s $26 billion contract which was hurriedly swept under the carpet since the public anger kept increasing daily, but the report claimed that Babachir is still part of those running the affair of Buhari’s government.

Recall that when the Ikoyi dollar was discovered, the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi was also named as one of the reported owners of the building.

Although he has denied ever having anything to do with the Ikoyi cash, especially as the current Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike accused him of being the man behind the seized cash, what is unclear is whether Mr. Amaechi actually played any role in all of the scandalous game that led to the downfall of both the Babachir Lawal and Mr. Ayo Oke of the NIA.

The source also alleged that the Grasscutter Babachir Lawal was nominated by Tinubu’s Camp although he belongs to CPC faction of the ruling APC.

It equally revealed that Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha is a close cousin of the sacked SGF Babachir Lawal, this fact is not yet verified though.

It said Mr. Lawal was allegedly given the opportunity to name his replacement which prompted him to donate his own close cousin, a move to spite Amaechi and to show him that “Power Pass Power”.

Nigerians have since the sack of Babachir Lawal, been calling on the EFCC to immediately arrest him for prosecution just like the way Dasuki and others are currently facing charges.

However, some section of the citizens are saying the sacking of Mr. Babachir Lawal is just a decoy to shut Nigerians from seeing Buhari as part of the corrupt and the looting gang.

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