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Your Presidential Ambition, A pipe Dream; You Will be Dumped-Ex-Senate President Tells Tambuwal

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Former Senate President, Senator Ameh Ebute, has told the Speaker of the

House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal to forget any hopes of

getting the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

alluding that the leaders of the opposition party would use and dump him

eventually.
Ebute who came short of calling Tambuwal a mole for the APC in the PDP

chided the speaker for not declaring the seats of the defected members of

the House of Representatives vacant after a court ruling to that effect.

Ebute's position was contained in an open letter to the Tambuwal which was

copied to the Senate President, National Chairman of the PDP, PDP BoT

chairman, INEC chairman, Inspector General of Police and Chief Justice of

Nigeria.
Ebute while berating the speaker said “it is instructive and laughable

when I hear you dream of the APC presidential ticket. You have been

mindlessly misled to believe this is achievable. Time will prove you

wrong.”
A federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had admonished the lawmakers to

vacate their seats upon their defection from PDP to APC.

As such, Ebute said “when some members of the PDP in the Senate wanted to

defect to the APC, the Senate President handled it as a loyal party member

and a Nationalist with the interest of Nigeria at heart. Whereas, in your

case you engaged in deft political intrigues and legislative gymnastics in

the quest to please your opposition friends. Even after the court judgment

you have continued to dither in declaring vacant the seats of the 37

defected PDP House of Representative members.
“Honourable Tambuwal are you aware that these defected PDP members should

not be allowed to participate in House matters and can therefore not be

paid salaries?
He noted that Tambuwal in cohorts with the opposition hatched the plot to

ensure he emerges speaker against the zoning arrangement of the PDP.

He said “when the PDP zoned the Speakership to the House to the South West

it would be expected that all members elected on the platform of the party

would be loyal to it. The leadership of the PDP did not know there was a

mole in the PDP. The opposition represented by defunct ACN and CPC

supported you Hon. Tambuwal and deceived some honorable members of the PDP

in order to install you Speaker of the House.”
He further lambasted the speaker for having the effrontery to declare that

the body language of the president supports corruption.

He said “for some time now I heard you talk about corruption in the body

polity of Nigeria. You even had the effrontery to say that the body

language of Mr. President supports corruption. Unfortunately, You did not

answer the former President Obasanjo when he called you an “Armed Robber”.

You also did not respond when the suspended Governor of the Central Bank,

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi alleged that you misappropriate and misapply 50

percent of the nation's recurrent expenditure budget.” He said

 
Find copy of the open letter below.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SPEAKER, FEDERAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RT. HON.

AMINU TAMBUWAL, (CFR)
April 14, 2014
The Right Honourable Aminu Tambuwal(CFR),
Speaker, Federal House of Representatives,
3 Arms Zone,
Abuja.
Your Excellency, My Dear Brother,
AMINU TAMBUWAL, DEFECTED 37 PDP MEMBERS, IMPUNITY, TREACHERY AND INEC

Greetings
In order to understand fully where I am coming from, it is good to give

you a little background about my group and myself.
As a lawyer, a Former Senate President, a Christian, a Northern Nigerian

and a Nigerian, in all humility, I can claim that I am a major stake

holder in this entity called Nigeria. I therefore feel comfortable and

justified to speak out when I observe that things are going wrong in this

country.
On the 28th of November 2013, I wrote an open letter to the Senate

President, Senator David Mark titled: National Assembly, National Budget

and the Presidency. In the said letter, I made my honest opinion known

concerning the role of the National Assembly on the National Budget and

the constitutional responsibilities of the President of the Federal

Republic of Nigeria.
You know very well that Senator David Mark is a Christian and a Northerner

like myself. I therefore urge you not to look at this open letter with

bias if your conscience permits.
The Tambuwal I know was not a founding member of the Peoples Democratic

Party (PDP). He won election into House of Representatives in 2003 on the

platform of the ANPP. He was a strong loyalist of Gov. Wamakko of Sokoto

State. And when Wamakko abandoned the ANPP and grabbed the ticket of the

PDP offered him by General Obasanjo, Tambuwal an appendage of Wamakko

followed him to the PDP that was how Tambuwal won an election and became

the Deputy Majority Leader under the leadership of Hon Dimeji Bankole

(CFR) as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
As a former Senate President, my colleagues and associates were very

worried at the inception of the current House, when you Hon Tambuwal

connived with the opposition, entered into agreement with the now defunct

ACN and CPC hoodwinked a good number of the members of the House of

Representatives in order to scuttle the plan of the PDP to install a South

West member of the House in accordance with the agreed zoning arrangement.

When the PDP zoned the Speakership of the House to the South West it was

expected that all members elected on the platform of the Party would be

loyal to it. The leadership of the PDP did not know that there was a mole

in the PDP. The opposition represented by the defunct ACN and CPC

supported you Hon Tambuwal and deceived some Honorable members of the PDP

in order to install you Speaker of the House.
It was obvious to all that the intention of the opposition and yourself

was to cause disaffection in the polity as your emergence as Speaker

disenfranchised the South West. The South West has been very aggrieved

that the position zoned to them was taken away. And they erroneously blame

Mr. President for this predicament. The marginalization issue became one

of the reasons for which they demanded a National Conference.

You would recall that Gen. Obasanjo voiced the disappointment of the South

West when you emerged as the Speaker.
In fact, Obasanjo even issued you an ultimatum to vacate the seat of the

speaker of the House. Can you imagine that a so- called Yoruba leader

Ahmed Bola Tinubu will support you to deny the Yorubas the position zone

to them? The motive for the Tinubu's support was definitely not altruistic

but devious, manipulative, disharmonious and destructive.

My brother that was a Greek gift then and it is still a Greek gift now.

By agreeing to partner with the opposition you have inadvertently made

yourself a traitor, somebody treacherous, somebody capable of derailing

the course of Nigeria and somebody who can never be trusted. Nigerians now

see you as a willing tool ready to be used for treacherous activities.

My brother, recall that you are a young man. Recall also that you have a

political future ahead of you.
It is instructive and laughable when I hear you dream of the APC

presidential ticket. You have been mindlessly misled to believe this is

achievable. Time will prove you wrong.
You have been gallivanting the whole length and breadth of the Country

visiting where you are not wanted. Attending Obituaries, birthday parties,

and generally doing “notice me” all in an effort to earn the appellate of

“President in waiting”. Some of your backers nudge you on. I remember not

too long ago Gen. Ibrahim B. Babangida publicly advised you to “seek a

higher office”, understandably meaning the Presidency.

For sometime now I heard you talk about corruption in the Body Polity of

Nigeria. You even had the effrontery to say that the body language of Mr.

President supports corruption. Unfortunately, you did not answer the

former President Obasanjo when he called you an “Armed Robber”. You also

did not respond when the suspended Governor of the Central Bank Sanusi

Lamido Sanusi alleged that you misappropriate and misapply 50% of the

Nation's recurrent expenditure budget.
My brother, you coerced and cajoled 37 members of the PDP to defect to the

APC while you the hatchet leader of the plot decided to remain in the PDP

so that you can finally bury the PDP. This is according to the words of

Govrenor Nyanko of Adamawa State. You institute court cases against your

Party the PDP. You refuse to attend party rallies and other party

functions and yet you remain in the PDP.
When some members of the PDP in the Senate wanted to defect to the APC,

the Senate President handled it as a Loyal Party member and a Nationalist

with the interest of Nigeria at heart. Whereas, in your case you engaged

in deft political intrigues and legislative gymnastics in the quest to

please your opposition friends. Even after the court judgment you have

continued to dither in declaring vacant the seats of the 37 defected PDP

House of Representative members.
Honourable Tambuwal are you aware that these defected PDP members should

NOT be allowed to participate in House matters and can therefore not be

paid salaries?
As a Muslim do you think what you are doing to the PDP is right and

indeed do you think your actions are democratic?
You are simply holding the PDP to RANSOM.
What do you expect young Nigerians to believe is the correct way to behave?

Knowing you, the impunity and arrogance in you will not allow you make the

right decision. Of course your masters are watching you and you are a

willing tool in their soft, dirty and evil hands.
Since you the Speaker of the House of Representatives is compromised, it

is understandable that you will not declare the 37 seats vacant.

I therefore seize this opportunity to call on INEC to guide you

appropriately to declare these seats vacant. The failure of the speaker

and the INEC to act in accordance with the laws could breed anarchy. This

is a serious threat to our budding democracy.
In conclusion, no one person can be bigger than his party and or Nigeria.

Your personal interest cannot be more important than the interest of all

Nigerians. I urge you to have a rethink and retrace your steps.

Please accept the assurances of my highest esteem.

Yours sincerely,
Senator Ameh Ebute,
Former, Senate President.
Cc: The Senate President.
National Chairman, PDP.
Chairman BOT, PDP.
Chairman, INEC.
Inspector General of Police.
Chief Justice of Nigeria.