The sickness of President Muhammadu Buhari, now in London (the United Kingdom) for another round of treatment for his undisclosed ailments, is throwing up many worrisome tales.
Speculations are rife that many powerful politicians are already preparing for 2019 elections with Buhari out of the schemes.
Some of the tales being bandied about are:
- The scheme by some former leaders of the country who met recently to tell Buhari to resign on account of his frailty.
- Another scheme is to persuade the Vice President (Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN) to sign a document or give his word not to contest the 2019 Presidency.
- Move to put a strong northerner (Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, a former Speaker of House of Representatives, was mentioned) as the Vice President now. He will later contest for the Presidency in 2019.
- Search for a suitable candidate from the South-west to be the Vice President in 2019.
All these schemes are being spread across social media platforms… and could be far from reality as Nigerians are fond of weaving scenarios that are far-fetched…