In 2010, some powerful elements within the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, under the leadership of Bola Tinubu
approached the publisher of Sahara Reporters which is being published in New York, Omoyele Sowore, in order to help them rubbish the government of the then president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan whom they referred to as a weak and minority president at that time.
Tinubu personally bought a mansion worth $2m for Sowore in Boston, bought him two exotic cars, built him two Mansions in Lagos and Ondo states and as well put him on a N5m monthly salary.
Apart from that, a traitor within the PDP who was then the Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, was brought in, and he too offered to put Sowore on a N3m monthly salary just to ruin Jonathan as a result of a burning crisis between him and Patience Jonathan.
When Sowore began his hatchet job, two politicians in Benue state were also approached so they could help put lies on the then governor, Gabriel Suswam, just because they saw that he was very close to Jonathan.
On Suswam’s issue, they uses several malicious ways from certificate forgery, womanizing, embezzlement to poll rigging but they failed in everywhere even up to the Supreme Court since he was innocent of all their accusations.
Back to the moles within the PDP then, some of Jonathan’s ministers and other principal aides were contacted by Tinubu to work for the downfall of their boss and they all agreed. They were offered good cash in exchange of classified federal government documents and information.
All the documents and stories which Sowore published against Jonathan and his administration then were being sent to Tinubu directly by the moles in the administration just as they were being paid heavily.
Jonathan being a gentle man decided to allow Sowore get away with his blackmails not knowing that all the fake reports would be believed by Nigerians who in 2015 voted him out of office.