by Lekan Olanrewaju
As if being told to visit the zoo wasn’t bad enough, former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari may now be in danger of being arrested. Well, if we’re to believe his own suspicions, that is. Speaking through Buba Galadima, the National Secretary for his party, the CPC, in an interview yesterday, he stated that he was simply the victim of a smear campaign which would be used as an excuse to “hang” him.
“They are just trying to give us a bad name in order to hang us,” said Galadima. “We know that they are already planning to arrest the General and I, they are just preparing grounds for their actions.”
“It is those who organise the rigging of elections that are trying to disrupt the peace, not Buhari,” he continued in the interview with Premium Times. “It is not General that is threatening peace, rather it is the action of the PDP that is leading to bloodbath, they have infected us with bloodbath.”
The President had yesterday reacted to Buhari’s predictions of bloodshed in the country through a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Dr Reuben Abati.
“We find it very sad that an elder statesman who once presided over the entirety of Nigeria can reduce himself to a regional leader who speaks for only a part of Nigeria,” read the statement.
The statement also mentions former Minister of the FCT Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, saying:
“We now understand what his protégé and former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El’Rufai, meant when he wrote in a public letter in October of 2010, telling Nigerians that Buhari remains “perpetually unelectable” and that Buhari’s “insensitivity to Nigeria’s diversity and his parochial focus are already well-known.”