BUHARI TO JONATHAN: ARREST ME NOW OR KEEP SHUT
The last may not have been heard of the faceoff between the leader of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, General Mohammadu Buhari and the presidency as the former Head of State amidst the alleged rumour of plans to arrest him has dared President Jonathan to arrest him now or forever keep his mouth shut.
Responding to the several criticisms from Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as a outcome of his comment on what could happen if the 2015 elections were rigged, General Buhari yesterday said it is only those with plans to rig elections that entertains fear on the threat of violence.
Responding to the various criticisms from the Presidency, Buhari challenged the President to him arrest him now or forever remain quiet over the issue, boasting that not even his master, Obasanjo dared to arrest Buhari.
He said: “Let them go and pick him as their mentors are now advising them to. If Obasanjo cannot arrest Buhari, I want Jonathan to do it if he can try it because they are hiring people all over the North to be talking for them because they can pay them money.
“They are picking on the General because it is him they are afraid of and because once you take away rigging, they are gone; but they have forgotten that their master, Obasanjo was the first to talk of do or die, do or die means blood, if you don’t do what I want I will kill you, that is what he said.
“The issue is very simple; if you are not a thief why should you be afraid if they say whoever steals should be killed? That is why they are afraid.”
Galadima said that Buhari was not the first to have noted the existence of three Boko Harams in the country.
“General Buhari said he was quoting Prof. Ango Abdullahi who said that there are three Boko Harams, the original one, the one that is now perpetrated by criminals that are now raiding homes and markets and government itself. Was it not Jonathan who said that there are Boko Harams in his government,” Galadima asked yesterday.
He further gave a strong defence of General Buhari’s nationalistic spirit saying that Buhari as a soldier fought civil wars that arose from election rigging in the Congo and in Nigeria.
“Are you saying that somebody of Buhari’s stature cannot warn those in authority that there is no need for the country to go into this? Why are we mis-reading things? The man should be commended for having the courage to tell those in authrotiy that they should behave well.”
“Why are they afraid to publish a white paper because it indicted them as having been responsible for the election violence? I dare them if they are honest people and I dare PDP if they are honest people, let them conduct a free and fair election and let’s see whether they will win one councillor.”