The spokesman of the PDP presidential campaign, Buba Galadima while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics said the mammoth crowd seen at venues of recent APC rallies were paid to attend the presidential campaigns of the ruling party.
He alleged that at “every campaign that Buhari goes to in an APC-controlled state, local governments are empowered with twenty to forty-five million naira to purchase people and bring them to these rallies, and suddenly Buhari starts addressing the crowd and they all disappear because they must fulfil the contract for which they were brought in “.
The Elder Statesman claimed that in Kaduna, Atiku gathered twice the number that Buhari gathered, adding that the same feat was experienced in Kano. “One Local Government rally by Kwankwaso is more than the global rally that was organised for Buhari after spending nearly one billion naira” Galadima said.
He also said that the present government is a government of exclusion, adding that it is a government operating on the theories of nepotism and bedevilled by corruption. Galadima said, “It is shameful that somebody who rides on the issue of corruption will raise the hand of a thief, certified crook, and say this is our candidate”.
“In Kano, you have seen the President raising the hand of a corrupt individual, a corrupt person that the whole nation has seen taking bribes, they are talking of corruption, that man belongs to them.
“They brought people from Niger, my good friend the Sultanate of Damagaram and two Governors from the Niger Republic, are already telling us that they will bring aliens to vote for them,” Galadima alleged.
Galadima also reacted to the recent endorsement of Atiku Abubakar by leaders of the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Northern Elders Forum, Pan-Niger Delta forum, the Middle Belt Forum, and a faction of Afenifere.
He said those who endorsed Atiku are respected Elder Statesmen, adding that it was a clear show of unity by tribes and regions that previously do not see eye-to-eye. “I commend these Elders for coming out boldly to tell the world that in Atiku they have seen a candidate that will unite Nigeria,” Galadima said.