In the United States of America, they are called the ‘deep state’. There is a deep state or shadow government that operates, unelected, behind the scenes of governments. They make key financial market decisions, geopolitical decisions and are involved in limiting humanities potential.
Barack Obama’s alleged lack of success of his campaign promises relating to the Afghanistan war and civil liberties has been attributed by Micheal J. Glennon to what he calls the “double government”; the defense and national security network. Another major campaign promise Obama made was the closure of Gtantnamo Bay Prison Camp, which he was unable to accomplish. This has been attributed indirectly to the influence of a deep state. Donald Trump has also made allegations about a deep state which he believes is interfering with his agenda.
In Nigeria, they are called ‘CABAL’. The word cabal came to prominent use while President Yar’Adua was sick and after his death. The following people were said to be the cabal; Turai Yar’Adua, Yusuf Tilde, James Ibori, Tanimu Yakubu, Micheal Aondoakaa, Mustapha Onovieda, Sayyadi Abba-Ruma, Ibrahim Babangida, Abdullahi Garba Aminchi, Isa Yuguda, Bukola Saraki, Shehu Inuwa Imam, Gen. Abdurahman Dambazau, Nduka Obaigbena, Ojo Maduekwe. Their agenda was simple – to hold on to power at all cost and not hand over to the then Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan. They held the ailing President incommunicado in a hospital in, they supervised and took part in the pilfering of the nation’s wealth.
These people are mostly bonded by interests, and as such what they do is regroup/reshuffle as new administrations come in. This they certainly did during President Goodluck Jonathan’s time. In an interview, the wife of President Buhari said: “The president does not know 45 out of 50 of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years.”
Ever wondered why our power sector keeps deteriorating in spite of the monies budgeted each year?