The Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress, Buba Galadima, has spoken out on President Buhari’s reluctance to work with Tinubu in 2015.
Galadima, in an interview with ‘The Interview’ spoke about his relationship with the President and the President’s slew of running mates.
Galadima said that he was opposed to Tunde Bakare acting as the President’s VP nominee and he said he made these decisions based on principle rather than bias.
He said: “Buhari was the one who was 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 I wrote a memo and even produced a candidate for the Vice-Presidency, this same Osinbajo.
“We were a committee of three: Osinbajo, Sule Hamma and me. Sule Hamma promoted the alliance more than anybody else. It was Buhari that refused. Let him deny before us and we will show him. Whenever you see him, ask him why Buba Galadima said he wouldn’t sign INEC’s form with Tunde Bakare’s name.
“I don’t want to say much. Buhari cannot challenge all these things we are saying.”
Galadima stressed that he and the President have no problems and that he believes the President is responsible for all that happens, dismissing the powers of an inner caucus as non-existence.
“I don’t believe in any inner circle. The buck stops on Buhari’s table. If Buhari says he doesn’t want to see Mamman Daura or Abba Kyari or any other person, they will not spend two seconds in the Villa.
“So, if there is any inadequacy or shortcoming, it should be that of the President, not an aide. After all, they can only advise. They can’t force his hand. For example, the Nigerian ambassador was in Israel and was said to have attended the official opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.
“And there was this huge outcry by all Nigerians because this is counter to Nigeria’s policy on Israel. Buhari said he would investigate. Now it has been three months. Where is the result of the investigation?”