Why Tinubu Cannot Blame Previous Government – Buba Galadima

A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Buba Galadima, has berated the current administration of President Bola Tinubu for blaming the past government of Muhammadu Buhari for the current socio-economic challenges in the country.

The NNPP party chieftain said during his interview with Sun Newspaper, saying that Nigerians should not complain of the hardship in the land after shunning advice and voting for Tinubu’s All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2023 general election.

 

He said, “I don’t want politicians to do blame game. Of course, everybody knew that Buhari has destroyed this country in so many facets, but especially the economy and security. Everybody knows that. It is not news. But equally, Tinubu has told us that he was going to build on what Buhari left behind. So, that is the only promise he made, that he was going to start from where Buhari stopped. He can’t blame Buhari. He has already taken responsibility for what Buhari has done.”

 

He added, “I will die in fighting for stopping the creation of state police. In fact, I intend to go to the National Assembly personally because for the last 46 years, I have been fighting the issue of the creation of state police. I just want to give you one example: just take a particular former governor in Plateau as governor and there is state police.

“Can anybody, any tribe, apart from his Berom, be allowed to live in Plateau? Or can anybody, a religion outside his own, be allowed to practise their religion if that man has the control of local police?”

 

Galadima also noted that it was possible for his party, NNPP to merge with other opposition parties if they were willing to support the same candidate.

“Depends on what the conditions are for the merger. If all of them come to the NNPP and said they are supporting the candidate of the NNPP, shall we say no? Because we are looking for votes,” he added.

Why Tinubu Cannot Blame Previous Government - Buba Galadima
Why Tinubu Cannot Blame Previous Government – Buba Galadima

While reacting on the possibility of any party defeating ruling APC in 2027, he said, “If they don’t perform, why not? And if they don’t perform and you choose them, can you call on us to come and… Let me give you one typical example. We went to Lagos, Alaba Rago. That is the vast Hausa market in Lagos, on the way to Badagry. And we asked them to vote for us and they promised to vote for us. Later on, APC came and asked them, under Ganduje, to vote for them.

 

“So, they made a choice, they voted for APC. And now, all their means of livelihood for the last 70 years was destroyed. Do you expect them to vote for APC? You know they did that to the Igbo market. You don’t know how they destroyed Alaba International Market? Alaba Electronics or what do you call it? You don’t know that they destroyed it? Do you expect those people to vote for them? So, if across the country, even people who cannot even find time to go to farm, you think they will still vote? If they vote, it is democracy. If they vote, is it not their problem?”

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