Alhaji Buba Galadima who is the leader of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), has said the cosy relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is an afterthought.
Buba Galadima disclosed this in an interview with The Interview Magazine, said he was principally responsible for the alliance between the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), against President Muhammadu Buhari’s wishes.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari were the leaders of CPC and ACN, two of the five legacy parties that formed the APC in 2014.
Alhaji Galadima said, “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.”
The R-APC chairman gave a hint that President Buhari may have, in fact, pencilled in another running mate in the INEC form that was to have been submitted.
In a statement, the MD/Editor-In-Chief of The Interview, Azu Ishiekwene, described the Galadima interview as “the stuff of a broken love affair, with no closet details are spared.”
Using a slogan, ‘Anybody But Buhari (ABB)’, Mr 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.
“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,” says Galadima.