PMB’s Kitchen Cabinet Splits Into Two Camps
By Sola Sadiq
The non-confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has exposed the deep division within the kitchen cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.
On one side of the battle for control and supremacy among the president’s aide are the DG of the DSS, Mallam Isa Daura, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Ibrahim Malami, all of whom are alleged to be the arrowhead of the opposition against Magu; while the other camp comprises of the SGF, Babachir Lawal and the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) who are backing Magu.
Sources revealed that the recent disclosure that a company allegedly linked to the SGF which got a contract in one of the IDP camps in the North West, may have been exposed by Daura and Kyari in order to paint the other camp black in the eyes of the president.
There are, in fact, unconfirmed speculations that the two camps may release more damaging information about themselves in the days and weeks ahead.
Many APC leaders, including governors, it was gathered, are reportedly worried about the implications of this crisis in the running of the government and already making moves to meet with the president and urge him to nip it before it gets out of hand.