Prominent political analyst, member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Buba Galadima, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria in pieces by 2023.
Galadima, one-time ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, while airing his view on the crisis rocking the APC, the Buhari presidency and political intrigues ahead of the 2023 general elections, disclosed this in an interview with The Punch.
In his words, while speaking on what will happen by the time President Buhari leaves office in 2023 and where he espies Nigeria as a nation, Galadima said, “In pieces! That is the imagination of everybody! We are already in pieces; it is just that we have not disintegrated. It is difficult to divide Nigeria, not because it cannot be divided, but because of our own internal contradictions.
“If you say the South-West should form a country, of their own, I want to assure you that Lagos will object, Ekiti people will object. They will never go back to Ibadan.
“If you say let those who were part of the old Eastern Region go back, I want to assure you that the ordinary Efik man, the Oron, Ibibio, Anang, Kalabari, Ekwere, Ijaw man will never accept to go back as citizens of Biafra, the ordinary Ebonyi man will never agree to be part of an Eastern Region that will take them back to Enugu. These are our internal contradictions. How do you now define the North-Central?”
On why he thought Buhari is unable to lead both his party and the country, Galadima said “I am personally shocked that the General has failed woefully below my expectations. I had expected him to do better than this though on a second thought what had happened will always happen because he started this project with people who made sacrifices, defied exclusion, defied deprivation, defied all worldly things given to them to be with him because they believed that when he got there he would have something to offer Nigeria. All those people were sidelined. He cut the umbilical cord and brought in his enemies.”
He further revealed that “Ninety per cent of those that are with him today are people who had worked against us, locked us up; people who did all the bad things in life against us including putting us on trial for treason. Now, they are the same people calling the shots. They have no idea about why Buhari is in government or should be in government. So, they had no plan, no vision. All those who had the vision and could drive it were cut off, they went with the vision, he was left blank. Don’t ever betray trust in your life. There are always consequences. You can never get things right when you betray trust.”