Prof Itself Sagay(SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, had reacted to the statement by the chairman of the reformed All Progressives Congress,rAPC, Buba Galadima in which he accused President Muhammadu Buhari of militarising and manipulating the 2019 elections.
Galadima, a former ally of the president, in a recent chat with Nigerian newspaper, Vanguard, had accused the president of using the military to rig election in his favour.
However, in his response, Sagay said Galadima had spoken recklessly and irresponsibly, describing it as the claims as “pure nonsense.”
Sincerely, I don’t seem to understand what befell Buba Galadima at his old age that made him to continually talk recklessly and becoming irresponsible. You know it is a shame that he has become totally irresponsible and indisciplined in his language. It is very sad. I don’t know what he lost or didn’t get in APC that affected him mentally that he is talking childishly and embarrassingly. What Galadima said is pure nonsense.
Militarisation of the election, was it the military that was voting? The military didn’t stop anybody from going to vote. So what does he mean by militarisation? I wish he could go to Rivers State to vote without the military, and see if he would come back alive. The military saved us from bloodshed, especially in Rivers and Akwa-Ibom where no election has ever been free. Rivers particularly, they always write results. In 2015, Governor Nysome Wike’s result was just written by hand. The card reader read total votes cast as 229,000, and Wike claimed to have 1.2 million votes. There has never been an election in that place and if the military had not been involved, there would be no election. So, without the military in many parts of this country like Zamfara and most parts of the North-East and volatile areas, there would be no election. Let us be grateful to the military and thank them because if we annoy them and they withdraw, the bloodshed in our elections will cause a civil war. So, let Galadima stop talking nonsense, let him respect himself, withdraw from the public and just disappear.
Sagay also reacted to a statement by Galadima that his daughter in Buhari’s cabinet is the qualified, there is.
We thank God because for me that implies that Buhari’s administration goes for quality and merit. Let us face it, President Buhari is a broad-minded man, a good human being because if he were to behave like the ordinary Nigerian, he will be so bitter, sarcastic and acidic and in fact so caustic in his language and attitude. However, Buhari is still accommodating the young lady despite his father. That means he is a righteous man. So if the lady is very good, that confirms that Buhari goes by merit. The lady would be very ashamed of her father for embarrassing her all over the country, Sagay said.