By Tony Icheku:
The return of Aliyu Gusau, a retired General from the Hausa-Fulani bloc who served as national security adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo indicates that finally the Acting President maight be moving towards consolidating his hold on power.
Gusau, contested with President Umaru Yar’Adua for PDP’s presidential ticket in 2007 and came second in the primaries. He had since remained a powerful kingmaker in the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
While no reason was given for Mukhtar sack. Investigations reveal that Acting President Jonathan’s resolve to move the Country forward had been hampered by the sabotage of Yar’Adua faceless ‘kitchen cabinet’including some Ministers who at every point sought to undermine Jonathan’s authority as acting head of state in a bid to retain their influence at the heart of government
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