Sequel to recent leakage of some secret memos at the Presidency, the Arewa Think Tank says it has been proved right because it earlier called on President Bola Tinubu mid November 2023 to ensure that fifth columnists do not embarrass his government at any of his international visits and within the corridors of power in the country.
The Presidency has since requested an investigation into the civil service framework in order to eliminate individuals it refers to as “moles” who are loyal to the main opposition, People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
However, the Chief Convener of Arewa Think Tank, Muhammad Alhaji Yakubu in a statement recalled their advice to President Tinubu in November last year when some critics came down heavily on the president that his trip to Saudi Arabia at that time was a jamboree, short of any economic benefit for Nigeria.
Yakubu recalled his statement in November in an interview he granted newsmen saying, “We suspected a fifth columnists sabotaging Mr. President because this is the second time he was embarrassed with such criticism. Since President Tinubu came on board as the president of Nigeria, all his international visits were very successful, but towards the end of the trips this kind of embarrassment usually comes up.
“We advised the president to investigate deeper that there might be some fifth columnists around him, sabotaging his efforts to see that he does not succeed. Look at the success he recorded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has been marketing Nigeria successfully. After a successful trip or towards the end of each trip something embarrassing will come up. There are some people around him trying to sabotage his efforts. So, I think he should probe deeper to unravel them.”