by Lekan Olanrewaju
As former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari raised alarm over President Goodluck Jonathan’s alleged plan to arrest and hang him, his party has once again come to his defence, this time daring the President to, to put it one way, ‘do his worst’.
Commenting on the drama yesterday, close political associate and national secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Alhaji Buba Galadima stated that the current administration was simply afraid of Buhari and paranoid because he had spoken the truth.
“Let them go and pick him as their mentors are now advising them to.” he said. “If Obasanjo cannot arrest Buhari, I want Jonathan to do it if he can try it because they are hiring people all over the North to be talking for them because they can pay them money.”
“They are picking on the General because it is him they are afraid of and because once you take away rigging, they are gone; but they have forgotten that their master, Obasanjo was the first to talk of do or die, do or die means blood, if you don’t do what I want I will kill you, that is what he said.”
“The issue is very simple, if you are not a thief why should you be afraid if they say whoever steals should be killed?” he asked. “That is why they are afraid.”
“General Buhari said he was quoting Prof. Ango Abdullahi who said that there are three Boko Harams, the original one, the one that is now perpetrated by criminals that are now raiding homes and markets and government itself.”
“Was it not Jonathan who said that there are Boko Harams in his government?” he continued.
“Are you saying that somebody of Buhari’s stature cannot warn those in authority that there is no need for the country to go into this? Why are we mis-reading things?
“The man should be commended for having the courage to tell those in authority that they should behave well. Why are they afraid to publish a white paper because it indicted them as having been responsible for the election violence. I dare them if they are honest people and I dare PDP if they are honest people, let them conduct a free and fair election and let’s see whether they will win one councillor.”