Buba Galadima, a factional member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday testified at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, Abuja, where he attacked President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigeria’s major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, presented Galadima as one of their witnesses in their suit challenging Buhari’s victory at the February 23 poll.
Claiming to be the National Chairman of the Reformed APC (rAPC) on Monday, Galadima said he had known Buhari since the 1960s and had worked with him since his presidential campaigns in 2003.
But he said he left Buhari’s camp because, according to him, the president failed to deliver on his promises to Nigerians.
Being cross examined by Buhari’s lead counsel, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), on whether he was aware his daughter serves in Buhari’s government, Galadima said his daughter assisted in the president’s victory.
He said, “I want to say that my daughter you mentioned is one of the most qualified Nigerians and is more qualified than anybody in this government. She has two first degrees, three Master’s degrees, and is doing her fourth Master’s degree.”
Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had declared Buhari the winner of the election in February.
INEC announced that the Nigerian leader polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku, who got 11,262,978 votes.
But the former vice president and his party believe that the electoral commission manipulated figures to ensure Buhari’s victory.