A former member of the board of trustees (BoT) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Buba Galadima, has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over claims of fighting corruption.
He stated this during his appearance on a Channels TV programme. He noted that Buhari could not justify fighting corruption because he arrested Ahmed Idris, the former Accountant-General of the federation.
He said: “Do you believe this man is fighting corruption because he arrested the Accountant-General? How many times was he told of the actions of the Accountant-General?
“It was because the pot was almost overflowing, and there was nothing he could do that he was forced to pick him.
“It’s not the first time. Even when the Accountant-General’s tenure had expired, he allowed him to continue.
“When did his tenure expire? Two years ago? Why did he leave him in public office? Was greasing the palms of some people around him?”
Galadima, however, said whoever succeeds Buhari as President has a lot of work to do.
“He has to build trust between the governed and the people in government.
“He has to create an atmosphere that every Nigerian will feel he belongs to.
“The beginning of insecurity in Nigeria starts with the stealing of public funds by governors (the local government funds).
“As long as any government cannot address this, there will be insecurity because money will not be in circulation because people steal more than they need,” he said.
Recall that Galadima was a former National Secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and a signatory to the merger that birthed the APC. He, however, broke away with some agitated members to form the reformed APC.
Recently, Galadima has been at the forefront of campaigning on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP. He had backed the candidacy of the former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, as the party’s presidential flag bearer.