The Secretary to the Federal Government, SFG, Mustapha Boss and the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Ibrahim Gambari are reportedly in conflict over the sack of Usman Gur Mohammed as the Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.
Mohammed was last week sacked and replaced with Sule Aziz by the presidency, a mutation, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleged is causing rift between Boss and Gambari.
PDP in a statement its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan released claimed there is infighting going on in the country’s corridors of power.
The party alleged that Boss and Gambari are bickering over the removal of Mohammed as TCN boss saying the SFG was piqued by it and is having squabble with the CoS over it.
It also pointed at the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa’s social media spat over office to justify the fighting slur just as it dredged up the First Lady, Aisha Buhari and Mamman Daura’s daughter, Fatimah’s public row.
The statement read in part: “Currently, the newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, are said to be at each other’s throat, with the SGF reportedly querying the decision of the president to sack the former Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Mr. Usman Mohammed. The situation had degenerated into serious confusion in the federal executive.
“Nigerians can recall the bitter wrangling, wherein the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen Babagana Monguno, earlier this yearalerted that presidential responsibilities, including presiding over sensitive security matters, have been hijacked by the late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, thereby frustrating the fight against insurgency and acts of violence ravaging our country.
“Furthermore, the power sector is still under the stress of squabbling between the SGF and the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, with the SGF, reinstating some officials, who were sacked by the minister in December last year.
“The nation has also not forgotten the embarrassing public fight between the First Lady, Aisha Buhari and President Muhammadu Buhari’s cousins, over rooms in the Presidential villa, which further exposed the chaotic situation in the President Buhariled administration.
“Before then, the First Lady had alerted the nation that a cabal had hijacked the federal executive and taken over governance of our nation.”