Alhaji Buba Galadima, the Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), has warned the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) that it would be very difficult to wrestle power from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Galadima who was Buhari’s former political ally noted that a retired military general would not easily give up power.
He stated this in Abuja at the unveiling of a new CUPP secretariat and the inauguration of some of its committees.
“Trying to take over power from a retired military general is not a small task. It is a Herculean task. But we will try. Over 200 million Nigerians out there are waiting for us.
“The masses of this country have since shifted their support from the ruling APC.
“They will attempt to intimidate, harass as well as bribe and divide us. They have called our people all sorts of names. They will still call several people more names.
“We are not afraid of being arrested, intimidated or harassed by the EFCC and ICPC. General Buhari will not be the President to be sworn in on May 29, 2019.”
The group is a coalition of over 30 political parties including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Labour Party, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and many others who signed an MoU to support a single candidate in 2019 to challenge President Buhari.
Prince Uche Secondus, the Chairman of the PDP, also decried the harassments of the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Governor Samuel Ortom and others. He added that the CUPP must recue Nigerians from the poor governance currently witnessed.