Buba Galadima, chairman of the R-APC faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and longtime ally of president Muhammadu Buhari, has revealed the pains he suffered because of Buhari in the past.
Galadima says that he was locked up, questioned and intimidated because of his support for Buhari. He disclosed that the President denied him after winning the 2015 general elections saying he did not need his votes or supporters. Speaking to AIT, he said;
“I don’t have problem with Buhari. I assisted him since 2002 January. I made contributions more than even him in becoming the president.
I should tell the world that because of him, I have suffered intimidation, arrests, questioning, locked up 38 times. Not only that. I was detained and tried for treason, put underground dungeon, chained in the hands and legs because of him.”
Galadima said a lot of people around Buhari who were receiving money from the government of the day during past elections, conducting fake researches and using their positions as members of trade unions to say the elections were free and fair, are today the President’s people.
“I have made more inputs than those in Buhari’s kitchen cabinet. I have been with him when these charlatans around were fighting us because of him. Where were all these fair-weather friends?
He never gave us anything when we made all the sacrifices, used our cash to campaign, sell our properties to send our children to school, feed ourselves.
Mr. President did a world press conference [after the 2015 election] to say that he does not need my vote, the votes of my supporters, my family, those who interact with me. He didn’t mention any specific reason.
I dare say that I am more honest. I have more integrity. I am second to nobody in this country. I made the sacrifice to bring about the formation of the party. I can’t watch or sit idly to see that happen.”
Last week, Galadima led some members of the APC to form a breakaway group, saying the ruling party had been “a monumental disaster, worse than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government.