- Galadima said he would conduct elections in Nigeria without getting fund from the federal government if elected as INEC chairman
- Galadima said he would get funds from donor agencies to finance the elections
- The elder statesman accused President Buhari of conspiring with INEC, the security agencies and the judiciary to secure his re-election in the 2019 presidential poll
Leader of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC), Buba Galadima, has said he can conduct Nigeria's elections without getting funds from the federal government if appointed the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Cable reports that Galadima, in an interview with Daily Independent, said he would singlehandedly fund the elections with money from donor agencies.
He accused President Buhari of conspiring with INEC, the security agencies and the judiciary to secure his re-election in the 2019 presidential election.
The controversial and outspoken elder statesman lamented that he was losing hope of ever witnessing a free and fair election in his lifetime.
Galadima implied that Nigeria's elections are compromised because they are funded by the federal government.
“We don’t need the government to fund INEC at all because we can request donor agencies that will bring materials and pay election officials so that we can have an independent election.
“If they can’t do that, let them appoint me chairman of INEC, I will get funding for INEC. I don’t need one kobo from the federal government of Nigeria. We don’t need any security person; either police or military to look after our elections,” he said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Galadima raised allegation against the administration of President Buhari saying the government was out to intimidate the judiciary.
Galadima, who served as spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party campaign council, claimed some friends of the government were trying to manipulate the judiciary.
He said: “This government is intimidating the judiciary. You have heard in the social and print media of certain friends of this government visiting judges, trying to mould their opinion on the cases before them.”
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