Olusegun Bamgbose, a presidential hopeful, has claimed that the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, is not happy with the return of Yakubu Dogara.
Naija News recalls that Dogara had recently dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and returned to the ruling APC.
Some political pundits had claimed that Dogara returned to the APC to run as Bola Tinubu’s running mate in the 2023 election.
But Mai Mala Buni on Thursday described the Tinubu/Dogara presidential ticket as a rumour.
But in a statement on Saturday, Bamgbose said Dogara’s return may truncate the plan of the cabal to weaken Tinubu’s chances of emerging as APC presidential flag bearer come 2023.
He said: “It should be recalled that recently, I made it abundantly clear that, Tinubu orchestrated Dogara’s return to APC, to enhance his presidential ambition.
“Tinubu and Dogara have refused to comment on it, they are in the best position to tell Nigerians, that it’s a mere rumour.
“Governor Buni was never comfortable with Dogara’s return to APC, as that may alter their plan to weaken Tinubu’s chances, of emerging as APC presidential flag bearer come 2023.
“This may sound absurd but the truth is that Buni was appointed to axe Tinubu’s presidential ambition. The cabals have no plan whatsoever to back Tinubu come 2023.
“The road is so rough and unpredictable for Tinubu, to emerge APC flag bearer at the end of the day.
“As a presidential hopeful, I foresee surprises come 2023. I’m ready to slug it out with any candidate, in any party.”