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Buhari will not be president come May 29, says Buba Galadima

By Dennis Erezi
26 December 2018   |   1:45 pm
Spokesman of the People's Democratic party (PDP) presidential campaign, Buba Galadima has said Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari would have been voted out of power by May 29, 2019. May 29 is the date Nigeria swears in a president in an election year. Galadima said Buhari would have handed over to former vice president and PDP…

Spokesman of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) presidential campaign, Buba Galadima has said Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari would have been voted out of power by May 29, 2019.

May 29 is the date Nigeria swears in a president in an election year. Galadima said Buhari would have handed over to former vice president and PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.

Galadima said, “I quote the president he said he is leaving it to the next government, of course, God will answer his prayers because, by May 29, he will not be the president of Nigeria”.

The elder statesman stated that “the first duty of ‘president’ Atiku Abubakar is to sign the electoral act” after being sworn in as president.

He said Atiku is democrat, who believes in the rule of law, noting that peace is premeditated on justice.

The spokesman of the PDP presidential campaign organisation, however, argued that contrary to Atiku’s belief, “It doesn’t look like this government believes in the rule of law or justice”.

He alleged that Buhari’s decision not to sign the electoral bill, was an act of denying other candidates a level playing field, transparency and access to power.

“I don’t think that by this the President thinks that he could do justice to other people and that he is looking for peace,” Galadima said.

Opposiing Galadima’s assertions on the same programme, APC senator Ayo Arise said even without the peace accord being signed, President Buhari is committed to a free and fair election.

Arise noted that Buhari’s experience before he came into office is one which the president will not want any other candidate to experience.