Buba Galadima who is a spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of encouraging corruption in his administration claiming his relatives are now wealthier.
Speaking on Sunrise Daily on Channels Television on Wednesday, December 26, Galadima alleged that some individuals close to Buhari, who were poor in 2015 when the President assumed office have now become billionaires. Galadima made this claim during a debate with an All Progressives Congress member, Senator Ayo Arise, who had faulted the amendment process of the Electoral Act.
Arise had 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.”
Galadima however countered the claim that the president had integrity accusing him of allowing some of his relatives to profit from his position.
He 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 multibillionaires. 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.”
Recall that Galadima condemned the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to withhold assent to the electoral act amendment bill.