Femi Otedola, tycoon finance manager, has revealed that ex-Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB, empowered previous President Goodluck Jonathan to assume responsibility during the shortfall of his archetype, late Musa Yar’Adua.
Otedola unveiled that IBB had encouraged Jonathan to sit on Yar’Adua’s empty seat during a Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting.
The business big shot uncovered that Babangida had requested that he convey the message to Jonathan.
He talked throughout the end of the week while congratulating with IBB on his 80th birthday.
Reading from his impending book on business exercises to be delivered in November 2021, Otedola said: “Met Babangida at his Hilltop home, we talked on a wide scope of issues, however I disclosed to him I expected to examine a critical and indispensable issue. I disclosed to him that the condition of the country had been upsetting my mind.
“Femi, exhort your companion that when he gets to the Council Chambers one week from now for the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, he ought to proceed to sit on Yar’Adua’s chair.
“I tracked down that intriguing and guaranteed him I would pass the message across. I didn’t sit around idly in conveying Babangida’s message to him.
“A week after the fact, February 9, the National Assembly took on the popular ‘Convention of Necessity’ to make Dr Jonathan the Acting President forthcoming the arrival of Yar’Adua from his clinical leave.
“The following day was the FEC meeting. As Dr Jonathan entered the Council Chamber, he made to sit on the seat of the Vice President—his typical seat.
“As the convention official pulled out the VP’s seat, Dr Jonathan walked towards the seat held for the President. What’s more, he sat on it! That was the second Dr Goodluck Jonathan assumed responsibility for power. By that demonstration, he conveyed a solid message to all Nigerians that he was currently in control. That very day, Jonathan even reshuffled the cabinet.”
In 2009, Yar’Adua had neglected to give up capacity to his then Vice, Jonathan when he voyaged abroad for clinical treatment.
Yar’Adua’s nonattendance made a sacred emergency and vacuum which prompted Jonathan being approached to take charge.
However, the previous president had kicked the bucket on May 5, 2010, after an extended sickness.
Following his demise, Jonathan was sworn-in.
He, later, went on to challenge the 2011 official political decision and won, yet lost his re-appointment bid in 2015 to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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