*12 Governors, Tinubu back Oshiomole
* Cabal goes for a candidate not loyal to Tinubu so as to be in control of APC
ABUJA-The plot by Bola Tinubu to get a chairman loyal to him to head the APC seem to be a tall dream after all as the Presidency and the Cabal in the Presidency are said to be watching every move of the Jagaban of Nigerian Politics with the intent of picking and blocking any candidate with as little as one percent allegiance or loyalty to Bola Tinubu for the chairmanship position of the APC.
It would be recalled that several days ago the Presidency and cabal met and agreed to put all the present NEC of the APC led by Odigie Oyegun out of the show for the next context for the position of chairman of the Party and immediately penciled down chief Oshiomole and Clement Ebri from South South as their Potential ace for the APC chairmanship position thereby pushing the former Edo state Governor to the front burner as the prospective chairman in waiting.
But this whole ploy was stalled and the game plan changed days before the President left for London as the cabal dropped the name of Oshiomole in what it termed as his affinity and loyalty to Bola Tinubu which is one of the most significant factors the Presidency and Cabal is not looking out for in any new chairman as according to them getting a chairman that would be loyal or with allegiance to Bola Tinubu is same as handing over the APC to the Ex Lagos state governor.
The Cabal therefore having gotten hint and dossier of Tinubu reach out and backing for Oshiomole was fast to make a fast summersault and opt for Clement Ebri and Don Etiebet as their new candidate for the position with the subtle interview of Clement Ebri few days ago in Abuja to draw out his views and affinity with most of the APC leaders.
Daily Watch investigations confirms that for now Clement Ebri and Don Etiebet who is said to be highly loyal to President Buhari are the likely and potential choice to fill the vacant position to be vacated by Odigie Oyegun in the months ahead when the APC would stage their much spoken about convention.
Attempts to reach out to Oshiomole on the twist of events despite his unrelenting lobby that is still ongoing was not possible as at the time of going to press.