The seat of power, Aso Rock, creates a palpable tension over the alleged looting of 35 assistants working with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
New Telegraph inferred that the accusing fingers pointed to the Chief of Staff, President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, who was apparently behind the bag.
The looting of the affected assistants occurs when President Buhari is in London, UK, where he makes a private visit.
A source from the relevant presidency confirmed yesterday that most of the participants were aware of the plunder plan planned before Abba Kyari's visit to London, where he took the Offshore Amendment Act in 2019 for the president's consent.
The source of the development stated that the participants were surprised to understand that President Buhari had agreed to his withdrawal because he had been told that Vice President Osinbajo had intervened in the case.
"This case was under way, but the vice-president was involved, in the hope that it would be dealt with without creating friction.
"Everyone here is baffled. Most of the participants were first transferred to ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to work with the new ministers, but there was no vacancy. In fact, they turned around, "said the source.
In addition, the source said President Buhari may not be aware of developments as the vice president is still waiting for the president to return to solve the problem.
A source from the Presidency confirmed that President Buhari had personally approved the appointment of the 35 disconnected assistants. Previously, the president had given a directive on the deployment of some of the assistant vice-presidents in the ministries and stipulated those that would be kept at the Villa.
"This was part of a reorganization of the presidency proposed to the president by Kyari, which seems to involve the vice president in a struggle for power," said a source.
The source added that it was the chief of staff who had put pressure on the secretary of the government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, to have all the assistants reassigned to the ministries, with the exception of those deployed in the Ministry of the Interior. Humanitarian affairs, be removed from the mandate. disasters and social development.
Initially, it was said that SGF had resisted Kyari's instructions to the point that the duo would have participated in a screaming march. Kyari told Mustapha that the withdrawal was a directive from the president. This led the SGF to send the withdrawal letters to the affected aides of the Vice-President.
We know that Kyari, the chief of staff of President Buhari, is one of the closest aides to the president. Schedule president schedules and appointments with ministers, other cabinet members, and Aso Rock visitors.
Kyari's influence appeared to many during a presidency-sponsored retreat for the ministers appointed at the time.
In declaring the withdrawal open on November 5, 2015, Buhari said: "In addition, all communications and appointments of you to the presidency should be sent through the office of the chief of staff, in accordance with the usual procedure." . this presidential system ".
In addition, another source of the presidency confirmed to New Telegraph that the security agents had retrieved the labels of access to the presidential villa from the assistants concerned.
Yesterday, at the resumption of work, security officers addressed them at the door. They therefore confiscated their labels by confirming their identity among the names of the licensed assistants who were apparently at their disposal.
"Some of them came to work earlier yesterday, but they had to leave without asking, in order to avoid any unpleasant incident with security personnel who have already been informed of what to do", said a source at New Telegraph.
Laolu Akande, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Media and Advertising, could not be contacted to respond to the changing situation as his number was busy as of the date of publication.
The assistants of President Buhari also kept silent about the evolution of the situation. One of the president's chief advisers told New Telegraph that Boss Mustapha, secretary of the government of the federation (SGF), is responsible for sending letters of appointment and, if so, drawing them as well.