Thegazellenews.com has uncovered the full details of how President Goodluck Jonathan intends to extend his tenure with or without going through the electoral process.
This medium learnt exclusively that success of the tenure elongation plan is anchored on the constitutional provision that gave the President power to extend his tenure by six months if there is uprising in any part of the country and the active connivance of the country’s Upper Legislative Chamber, the Senate.
Impecable sources from the Presidency told this medium that the first plan is to ensure that the election did not even take place at all.
The plan was to fuel uprising in the country giving the impression that the country is not safe for election to take place.
Thegazellenews.com learnt that the recent inflammatory statement by Niger Delta militants as a prelude to cause mayhem in the country was part of the plan.
This medium also learnt that the militants have been financially mobilised to cause problem if there is the need for it.
The postponement of the election was a grand plan by the Presidency to scuttle the whole electoral process.
Thegazellenews.com learnt that Jonathan became desperate when all the opinion polls inclduing those conducted by various security agencies which are only privy to him and his kitchen cabinet showed that he would lose the presidential election to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari by wide margin.
The first assignment he gave the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was to ensure that the election did not take place in February as earlier scheduled. This has been achieved.
Now, Jonathan wants to go further. However, his plan A of the election not taking place at all seems out of reach with the global attention focusing on Nigeria and the general elections.
Jonathan’s plan B now is to ensure that the election did take place but will be declared inconclusive paving the way for the extension of the tenure of the present administration.
Senator Babafemi Ojudu, All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti Central Senatorial District, stated this week of the plan of the Jonathan administration to extend its tenure by two years.
Further investigation by thegazellenews.com revealed that the Senate President, Senator David Mark; former Military Presidentn Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida; and the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki are the arrowheads of the plan.
David Mark has already assured that the Senate wil support the extension. Huge sum of money with the minimum being N50 million has been earmarked for each Senator with the possibility that it can rise to N100 million each.
Mark, a retired military officer; IBB and Dasuki are also coordinating the support needed from the security agencies.
Realising that there will be stiff resistance to his plans, Jonathan has also ordered the military to deal decisively with any obstacle to the success of his plan.
The ‘invasion’ of residence of the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; and the Imo State Government House by armed soldiers this week was part of the present administration plan to intimidate opposition to its plan and cowed it into submission.
Jonathan was able to secure the support of IBB to his plan by reminding him of the fact that Buhari still had an axe to grind with him hence a Buhari would into jail term for him (IBB).
The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, has assured on availability of cash, thegazellenews.com‘s investigation revealed.