Buba Galadima, a former political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, has accused the current administration of illegitimately enriching some of Mr. President’s relatives.
Mr. Galadima stated this on Wednesday during a programme on Channels Television.
He alleged that some individuals close to President Buhari who were poor in 2015 had somehow become billionaires, owning mansions in Daura, Katsina State.
Galadima who is now the spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign, made this revelation while debating with a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ayo Arise.
Senator Arise had faulted the amendment process of the Electoral Act which President Buhari refused to sign.
“If the President says, ‘I will allow a free and fair election,’ there is the propensity for people to trust him more than other candidates in this country that is currently running because he has demonstrated it times without number that he has integrity.
“For me, that is what I see in the President and that is why I am one of the strongest supporters and believers in him,” the senator said.
Mr. Galadima however noted that had not shown any integrity, alleging that many of Buhari’s relatives had become wealthier overnight.
“I can’t see any integrity whatsoever on the side of Mr President. Which integrity? Somebody who condones corrupt people around him. We know of his relatives. We know of his friends who were bankrupt before 2015.
“We know of his relatives who took N2,000 transport money from us to go to Kaduna. Today, they are multibillionaires. They have assets all over the world. They have estates all over the world. I can show anybody that wants to know. So, the issue of integrity with this government is not an issue.
“Go to Daura GRA. When you go there, all the houses that make you feel as if you are in Dubai, London or Beirut were built by who? To whom do those properties belong?
“So, please, I don’t want any All Progressives Congress man to talk to me about integrity. This should be the last time anybody engaging me in a debate would talk about integrity; I will take them to the marketplace,” Galadima said.