Monday, October 17, 2011

Plot to discredit Jonathan uncovered

16 October 2011

•How ministers will be made to fight Okonjo-Iweala •The Umaru Yar’Adua, 2015 angle
Written by Olawale Rasheed, Abuja

Plot to discredit the Jonathan administration has been uncovered with three separate influential groups said to be behind the agenda whose implementation is already underway.

Findings by Sunday Tribune revealed that the plan is being financially backed by three groups, with each collaborating to ensure a discredited federal administration before the 2015 general elections.

The first group was allegedly linked to some loyalists of the late President Umar Yar‘Adua who were said to be bitter about the fall- out of the succession plan.

The second group was reported to be affiliated with some retired generals of northern extraction who are said to be miffed by the refusal of President Jonathan to make expected concessions to them as a placatory gesture.

The third, Sunday Tribune findings showed, centred around an amorphous group  from across the federation who are dissatisfied with the emerging economic and fiscal programme of the administration.

Sunday Tribune reliably gathered that the implementation of the agenda was already afoot with the planned removal of fuel subsidy said to be the strategic  take-off point for a full blown onslaught on the administration.

Specific aspects of the agenda, Sunday Tribune learnt, included driving a wedge of discord within the federal administration by pitching the president against his deputy and by pitching the ministers against the coordinating minister for economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala.

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