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Some of Buhari’s poor relatives have become overnight billionaires – Buba Galadima

A spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign, Buba Galadima, has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of illegitimately enriching some of the President’s relatives.

Galadima, while speaking on Sunrise Daily, a live programme on Channels Television, on Wednesday, alleged that some individuals close to Buhari, who were poor in 2015 when the President assumed office had somehow become owners of choice houses in the President’s hometown of Daura, Katsina State.

The PDP campaign spokesperson made the accusation while engaging in a debate with an All Progressives Congress member, Senator Ayo Arise, who had faulted the amendment process of the Electoral Act.

Arise, who is also a former Senator representing Ekiti North Senatorial District, said, “If the President says, ‘I will allow a free and fair election, there is the propensity for people to trust him more than the other candidate in this country that is currently running because he has demonstrated it times without number that he has integrity.

For me, that is what I see in the President and that is why I am one of the strongest supporters and believers in him.”

But Galadima stated that the President had not shown any sign of integrity, adding that several of Buhari’s relatives had become significantly wealthier in the time he has been president.

The PDP campaign spokesperson said, “I can’t see any integrity whatsoever on the side of Mr President. Which integrity? Somebody who condones corrupt people around him. We know of his relatives. We know of his friends who were bankrupt before 2015.

“We know of his relatives who took N2,000 transport money from us to go to Kaduna. Today, they are multi-billionaires. They have assets all over the world. They have estates all over the world. I can show anybody that wants to know. So, the issue of integrity with this government is not an issue.

“Go to Daura GRA. When you go there, all the houses that make you feel as if you are in Dubai, London or Beirut were built by whom? To whom do those properties belong?

“So, please, I don’t want any All Progressives Congress man to talk to me about integrity. This should be the last time anybody engaging me in a debate would talk about integrity; I will take them to the marketplace.”
Meanwhile, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) responded to the call of Alhaji Buba Galadima for the disqualification of the president ahead of 2019 polls.
The call by Alhaji Buba Galadima, the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s campaign organization, for the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 polls has been described by the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) as an expression of his “frustration and crass ignorance”. The chairman of the BMO, Niyi Akinsiju, and his secretary, Cassidy Madueke, in a statement said that Galadima is uninformed about the finer points of the electoral act which is why he is finding fault with N100 individual donation of members of an association.

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