A former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Buba Galadima, has suggested a possible way out of the insecurity challenges confronting Nigeria.
Galadima while interacting with newsmen earlier on the spate of insecurity in the country, the signing of the electoral act will play a better role in tackling the nation’s biggest threat (insecurity) at the moment.
He, however, condemned his former friend Buhari for refusing to give consent to the electoral act since he assumed power in 2015. According to Galadima, the electoral act will help get the right people into power, a situation that would reduce the rate of insecurity.
The former leader of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) blamed the high rate of insecurity in Nigeria for having the wrong people in power. He said: “If elections are not properly done then it’s the fault of you and me. Before the elections, the president said he can’t sign the electoral act because it was too close to elections and when whoever becomes president should sign but since he assumed power has he made any effort to even look at the electoral act? Nobody is talking, even the press, so it’s a dereliction of responsibility by all of us. I’m the only one speaking on this matter in the whole country and it concerns all of us.
Galadima noted that once there is no proper election and people who rigged their way into power are occupying positions that are meant for others, “then there would be instability. Once there is no access to employment by Nigerian youths irrespective of background then there will be a problem of insecurity.”
He added: “Politics is dynamic and the electoral law we are using now was done in 2010; you mean nothing has changed in the past 11 years? It is only helping those in power and we need to rejig it in a way that the vote of the people will count and not who you know.
“This is more important against insecurity because once we get the leaders that we elect they will work for us and if they don’t when another season of election comes, we throw them out. But in this case, where we don’t matter, our votes don’t matter, there will always be impunity. Why should about two million people hold the whole country to ransom?” Galadima asked.
He made this known on Thursday when he hosted members of the south-south zonal working committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Naija News reports.
Source: Naija News