I Am Not Interested In Buhari’s Gov’t, PDP Will Soon Sack Him – Galadima
– Galadinma says his daughter ought to be appointed a minister.
– Galadinma said he turned down requests to be minister thrice from Obasanjo and Yaradua.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Buba Galadima, has said he is not interested in an appointment in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, saying he had been offered appointment by former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yaradua and turned them down.
In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, Galadinma who is a staunch critic of Buhari’s government expressed hope that PDP will sack Buhari in court.
On the recently concluded election, Galadima said he is not shocked by the outcome of the poll, adding that he had predicted it.
“For me, they were all predictions that came through. If there are people that can look into the future of this country, I should be regarded as one of such people.
The PDP chieftain who claimed that the polls were militarised, and there were incidences of vote buying.
“The master of all is the deception and lack of integrity displayed by those in the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its government.
“They are supposed to learn from history. Their presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari should know not to do unto others what he would not like done unto him. He should not subvert the will of the people and let me tell you, everything that was done during this election was done with his knowledge and was done with his approval. Whenever he said he is not aware of something, the truth remains he is and it was done with his approval. ”
Reminding Buhari of his electoral promise to correct the wrong in Nigeria’s electoral system, Galadima said the president has made a U-turn after being elected in 2015 after a free and fair poll.
“In fact, he did worse than all his predecessors. For two years, he refused to sign the amended electoral act, he sacked the Chief Justice of the Federation and worse still, he militarised the entire political process when he himself knew that we have gone to court, and gotten the pronouncement of the Supreme Court of Nigeria that the military should not be part of Nigeria’s electoral process, that they have no business in politics.
“The man knew he is a retired general and when the military would assume that role of the police in the internal security issues. He knows the involvement of the military in internal matters is procedural, that it should be the police that should invite them to assist them and if that fails, they should now withdraw from the matter. But it didn’t happen that way,” he added.
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He also alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) compromised during the poll.
“It did so because somebody somewhere made them to do so, not because they were given money but because pressure was on INEC to compromise. INEC was never the umpire, INEC was never an independent organisation, INEC was appointed by somebody and they were doing the bidding of the piper that paid them.
“Inconclusive elections have become a new vocabulary in our electoral dictionary and the anxiety of waiting for results took tolls on the people … INEC conducted elections and when PDP won in certain places, the elections were declared inconclusive. That is directly from their master in government and they should know there is no English definition of inconclusive election in electoral law or in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Call for Ministerial post for his daughter
Speaking on the assertion that he is criticising the president to get a political appointment even when his daughter works with him, Galadima said her daughter should be made a minister, not an aide having worked hard for the success of the ruling party at the poll.
“There is no member of the Buhari’s government including himself that has that kind of qualification. But she was denied position in government. The position they were hyping in the social media was that she is a board member of the board of the film corporation in Jos. So, you mean that was a good reward that the whole world is saying that my daughter is rewarded and therefore, I should keep quiet?
“So, are you happy that because my daughter is a board member of the Nigerian Film Corporation in Jos, I should keep quiet? I was one of the nine signatories at the formation of APC. So, my daughter being board member of the film corporation in Jos is the reward for the efforts, my efforts and therefore I have been settled, I should keep quiet?
“It is on record that Obasanjo’s government offered me appointment three times, Yar Adua government offered me appointment two times. Obasanjo’s government offered me ministerial positions three times, Yar Adua government asked me to take FCT minister but I didn’t. Which position would Buhari have given me?,” he queried.