A separate political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Congress President of all reformed progressives, APC, Alhaji Buba Galadima, has stated that Nigerians should not be surprised to see the president contesting the 2023 presidential elections.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Galadima, now an ally of the People Democratic Party, PDP, and his presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said some forces would recruit Buhari in the 2023 presidential race.
Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Galadima also claimed that President Buhari had enough confidence to travel to Saudi Arabia on the eve of the petition hearing and appeal against his election for Atiku because he (Buhari) has already pocketed the judiciary, and feels that nothing will happen and that he will be victorious in court.
According to him, “I have never seen a situation as terrible as the one we are witnessing today in Nigeria under the government of President Muhammadu Buhari led by APC.” Not even during the colonial era, and the military period, Nigerians have gone through these difficult times.
“With Buhari in charge, it’s as if the Nigerians had entered a bus once. What is surprising is that, despite all the difficulties and suffering inflicted on Nigerians, Buhari does not bother. He is not moved by the cries of hardships and sufferings that his government has caused in the Nigerians.
“Now Buhari has traveled again outside the country. He has traveled to Saudi Arabia, and from there, he will go to the United Kingdom. Does that show the trait of a good leader? Buhari continues to travel all over the world, while Nigerians are wallowing in poverty.
“All the difficulties do not move him, and not only that, he feels so sure that his mandate is assured. Otherwise, he would not have traveled to Saudi Arabia on the eve of the petition hearing, and appeal against his election by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate.
“Buhari has already pocketed the judiciary and feels that nothing will happen and that he will be victorious in court. His government has destroyed the bench, and this is very worrying for democracy, and our nation
“Many politicians will be disappointed. Only God knows what will happen between now and 2023. Buhari can even be recruited to join the fray of 2023 by some of his assistants and associates.
“Buhari can be recruited by those who enjoy under his rule. Buhari has always been hired to contest elections, and I would not be surprised if his supporters recruit him for the 2023 race.
“But clearly, what these politicians push and talk about 2023 do not know is that they are overexposing themselves.” They are exposing their weaknesses, and their opponents or political enemies can use it against them.
“Nobody knows what 2023 will be like. Only God knows it. Anything can happen between now and 2023. “