In a swift reaction to the suspension of Lawal Babachir, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) among others on Wednesday, the Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose has stated that the suspension of is very suspicious.
He said this development shows that the current administration is confused, and that is obvious Buhari is no longer in control of his government
The Chairman of PDP Governor’s forum queried President Muhammadu Buhari’s action against Lawal, wondering why it is coming at a time the government decided to investigate the $43 million cash found at an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Governor’s spokesman Lere Olayinka.
According to him, the suspension of Lawal and Ayo Oke, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), is an attempt to shield the real owners of the cash haul.
The NIA boss had claimed that the money belongs to the agency for ‘covert operations’.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) discovered the cash last Wednesday in apartment 7B of Osborne Towers during a sting operation which was aided by a whistle-blower.
Fayose said: “Would the president have set up a probe panel if these scams were linked to anyone in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) or those members of his party that are not in his good books.
“Most importantly, what business does presidential committee have with the investigation of a crime? Are they telling Nigerians that they have lost confidence in all the intelligence and investigative agencies of the government, including the EFCC and DSS?
“The Buhari-led federal government is operating like many governments within one government. There appears to be many presidencies within the presidency and this is the reason for the confusion everywhere.
“Why wait for this messy OsborneGate to act on the Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE) grass-cutting scam? Could it have been a case of one presidency (Buhari) writing the senate on January 17, 2017, to clear the SGF and another presidency suspending him today?”