President Muhammadu Buhari was against the idea of building alliance with Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, who nominated the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, prior to 2015 elections.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress, Buba Galadima, adding that he blocked Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, from becoming the running mate of Buhari during the build-up to the 2015 Presidential election.
Galadima said this during an interview with ‘The Interview’, an Abuja-based monthly magazine.
He however said he was the one who insisted that he would not sign the correspondence to the Independent National Electoral Commission unless Bakare’s name was removed.
Galadima said, “Buhari was the one who was against the alliance with Tinubu and I don’t want to say anything. Let Buhari deny what I have said. I was for it and I organised it and I wrote a memo and even produced a candidate for the Vice-Presidency, this same Osinbajo.
“We were a committee of three: Osinbajo, Sule Hamma and me. Sule Hamma promoted the alliance more than anybody else. It was Buhari that refused. Let him deny before us and we will show him. Whenever you see him, ask him why Buba Galadima said he wouldn’t sign INEC’s form with Tunde Bakare’s name.
“I don’t want to say much. Buhari cannot challenge all these things we are saying.”