During an interview on Arise News, the former National Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) party, Buba Galadima has narrated what transpired between him and President Muhammadu Buhari. Buba Galadima was an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari for many years and he served as the National Campaign Secretary of The Buhari Organisation (TBO).
Nigerian politician, Buba Galadima is popularly known for saying, “No politician has ever suffered the kind of calamities I went through in the country. I was arrested, detained and harassed about 38 times. And I never changed, even under such pitiable conditions, I stood my ground as a patriotic, loyal and honest democrat”.
Galadima explained during an interview on Arise News that he and some other politicians made plans with President Muhammadu Buhari to take Nigeria forward, but they were ‘thrown out’ and replaced by people they had previously criticised.
Speaking during his interview, Buba Galadima asked, “Where are the think-tanks that were with Muhammadu Buhari for 14 years? Our leader Alhaji Sule Yahaya Hamma is the most intelligent and outstanding Nigerian that I have worked with. A lot of people say I wasn’t invited to govern because I spoke against the President but did Alhaji Sule Yahaya Hamma speak against the President?.”
Explaining further Buba Galadima said, “After Muhammadu Buhari became Nigeria’s President, he threw us out along with the programmes we developed together with him during our 14 years in the trenches. The programmes we developed with President Buhari during those 14 years were intended to take Nigeria to a higher level. After throwing us out, President Buhari brought in people who knew nothing about how he became a politician.”
Buba Galadima claims that he is ashamed today concerning some of the statements he made against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) some years ago.
Speaking further on the issue Buba Galadima said, “All of us were thrown out by President Muhammadu Buhari, and those we criticised in the PDP were brought in to take over the government, so how can you expect change?”
When asked if he and others who were ‘thrown out’ did not foresee the development, Buba Galadima stated that they ‘erroneously’ believed that they would be key actors to direct the path forward, when Muhammadu Buhari becomes President. Galadima however claims that they did not know that Buhari was only waiting to throw them out. He also pointed out that the thinking of a military man is dictatorial while politicians negotiate.
Watch the interview.