There were indications that the Presidency may have put the National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, under close watch, The Punch has learnt.
It was learnt that the Presidency was not comfortable with the activities of the chairman of the ruling party as some members of the party were said to have informed President Goodluck Jonathan of the alleged double-faced activities of Mu’azu.
It was learnt that the Presidency took the action following reports against the former Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda that he was not fully committed to the second term aspiration of President Jonathan.
Those against him were said to have informed the President and members of his kitchen cabinets that Mu’azu did not take any action following the stoning of the President’s convoy in some states in the North.
Specifically, he was said to have kept quiet over the stoning of the President’s vehicle in his home state.
The sad event in the state was blamed on the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, but the state Governor, Yuguda said that those who stoned the President were sponsored by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Muhammed.
The minister is a member of the ruling party.
The Presidency source said, “You can see that Mu’azu has not been vociferous in his campaign for the President in the North.
“He has never organised any rally on his own and has never attended any other except those organised by the party which were attended by the President.
“He has remained silent on the stoning of the President’s convoy in Taraba, Katsina and Taraba states. We have this unclear notion that he’s more interested in having a President from his region than President Jonathan returning. So, we are watching him.”
The source said the sign that Mu’azu could be up to a sinister motive emerged on the day the President inaugurated the party’s Presidential Campaign Council.
“Instead of speaking on the task ahead of the party and the campaign, Mu’azu in the full glare of the television and invited guests, lambasted the President and the party,” he added.