Maman Daura, Aisha Buhari Fight Dirty Over Kyari’s Replacement
Kingibe, according to reports, had already begun running the office of the chief of staff while Kyari was away for medical treatment.
“Kingibe was there openly running the government before Kyari’s death,” said our source who also noted that the first lady was not particularly happy with the decision to let Kinigibe into the office to handle affairs in the absence of Kyari.
She saw Kyari’s absence as the opportunity and the opening she had been longing for since her husband’s arrival to the Presidential villa in 2015.
“Madam is determined. Don’t underrate her”. The members of the President Executive Council [FEC] are believed to be privately working to advance the First Lady’s interest to arm-twist the President into reducing the influence of Maman Daura.
Our source points to significant numbers from the National Assembly who are with ‘Madam”. They do not want another Abba Kyari styled chief of staff again. Rather they prefer a more seasoned and independent politician at the seat.
They have no particular affinity to Marwa. They just do not want Maman Daura to make the choice.
“Madam has secrets”. She knows where some of the bodies are buried. She has told some are close aides Kingibe intends to contest for president in 2023 after Buhari’s administration.
She also believes Kingibe will “certainly betray Buhari”. He is said to be “a very selfish and ambitious politician”.
Kingibe was the one responsible for the plot for the removal of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation [SGF], Ahmed Yayale during the late President Ya’Adua administration.
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation [SGF], Ahmed Yayale, President Buhari, on his side, had already sealed up his mind on this matter.
He had already decided on Kingibe as the next chief of staff. This is not until pressures began to mount from unlikely quarters – who want Maman Daura’s influence over the chief of staff’s office curtailed.
The Buhari Organization [TBO], Buhari Support Group [BSG] and other like groups have expressed their strong feelings over the choice of Kingibe. Maman Daura, on his end, is not moved. He is still firm on his resolve to hoist Kingibe to the seat.
In fact, Kingibe continues to act as the chief of staff, presently. Daura is confident, the President will follow as instructed.
Meanwhile, other personalities are lineup for the position. Some of the mentioned names are Mohammed Sarki Abba who currently serves as the S. A. Domestic – he is the preferred choice of the Buhari organization, [TBO].
Adamu Adamu – minister of education – he has no sponsor but he is considered the most independent-minded. Hamid Ali – the Customs boss – the preferred choice of Buhari Support Group [BSG].
He is regarded as too rigid and arrogant. Ibikunle Amosun – former governor of Ogun State. He is a personal choice of the President. He is considered too arrogant and power-hungry
Originally Posted on ireporter online