Buhari Wanted Nothing To Do With Tinubu – Galadima
Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, says President Muhammadu Buhari wanted nothing to do with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress.
Speaking in a chat with The Interview magazine, Galadima described the cosy relationship between both men as an afterthought.
Galadima, a former ally of the president, said though against the wish of Buhari, he was principally responsible for the alliance between the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
Buhari and Tinubu were the leaders of CPC and ACN, two of the five legacy parties that formed the APC in 2014.
The R-APC chairman further stated that he would not have been bothered about President Buhari if he was raising cows in Daura, his hometown in Katsina state.
Galadima gave a hint that Mr Buhari may have, in fact, pencilled in another running mate in the INEC form that was to have been submitted.
Using a slogan, ‘Anybody But Buhari (ABB)’, Galadima said he was planning to write an open letter to Buhari very soon, adding that the President was a “floored candidate” who will lose his deposit if he contests re-election.
“Buhari was the one against the alliance with Tinubu and I don’t want to say anything. Let Buhari deny what I have said. I was for it and I organised it and wrote a memo that even produced a candidate for the vice presidency, this same Osinbajo,” he said.
“If he was raising cattle in Daura, I wouldn’t bother about him. I’m criticising him because he’s the President of Nigeria and he’s not doing very well.”
He did not spare Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the APC, whom he described as a latter-day Buharist bent on hijacking the ship.