Buhari Never Wanted Alliance With Tinubu – R-APC
The Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, says the cosy relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, is an afterthought.
Buhari and Tinubu were the leaders of Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), two of the five legacy parties that formed the APC in 2014.
In a tell-all account in the current edition of The Interview magazine, Galadima said he was principally responsible for the alliance between the CPC and ACN, against Buhari’s wishes.
Galadima was the Secretary of the CPC during the merger talks in 2014
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".
Galadima gave a hint that 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.
“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,” Galadima said.
He did not spare the Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, whom he described as a latter-day Buharist bent on hijacking the ship.