Former governor of Kaduna State Balarabe Musa has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari gave a posthumous award to M.K.O. Abiola and recognised June 12 as Democracy Day in other to promote the presidential candidacy of Babagana Kingibe.
Speaking to newsmen, the elder statesman claimed that the plot started in 2017 when there were fears that Buhari ’s health challenge will impede his second term bid.
Kingibe said: “The plan is to use this recognition of June 12 and award as a means of promoting Kingibe.
“This plan of promoting Kingibe for the presidency of Nigeria started sometime ago, when there was the feeling that Buhari couldn’t make it due to his health challenge, for the 2019 presidential election.
“And there was a conspiracy to search for someone who can be used to placate the north and in particular, the north east.
“And from my experience of how these things are being arranged in the history of Nigeria, remember we have been relevant in the politics of Nigeria since 1950.
“My calculation is that the game-plan is still on. And you know that Kingibe is in a central position in the presidency and APC.
“I just don’t want to us to drag Nigeria from one bad choice to another. In 2015, we said ’anyone but PDP and Jonathan. We got APC and Buhari.
“And now, some people are saying anybody but APC and Buhari and they want to bring in Kingibe.”