Abuja(National Times)-Top Nigerian Politician has argued that the Presidential flag bearer of the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Aboubakar, would unite Nigerians because he is married to at least four women who hail from different ethnic groups in the country.
While speaking over the BBC, Alhaji Buba Galadima said Atiku has at least four wives who hail from the Igbo, Hausa-Fulani, and Yoruba communities, which are the major ethnic groups in the Nigerian Federation.
According to the former National Campaign Secretary of President Muhammadu Buhari, if Atiku is able to successfully managed women from diverse ethnic groups it means he can as well manage Nigeria’s ethnic diversity and unite the country which is already suffering from disunity since Buhari came to power.
He said Buhari who claims to have only one wife is already having problems as his official wife; Aisha Buhari has claimed that her husband is no longer in control of the Nigeria, but surrogates acting under his name.
Without calling Atiku a saint, the politician claimed any other person would be better than Buhari whom to him has failed to respect all the promises of defeating Boko Haram, improving on the general security of the country, building the economy, uniting Nigerians among others.
He lashed out at his former political cronies, Muhammadu Buhari, whom to him is the worst of Presidents the country has ever had and has plunged Nigeria into political, security and economic challenges.
Atiku Abubakar who is married to four wives and a father of 28 children has always argued that he felt lonely growing up as the only child of the family and wanted a large family to fill that vacuum in his life as well as make his children not to go through the same psychology trauma.
It is to be noted that Nigerians would be taking to the polls to elect a new President on Saturday, February16, 2019 and the main contenders are incumbent Muhammadu Buhari who is the flag bearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former Vice President under the Obasanjo regime, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Other candidates include Oby Ezekwesili who is a former Minister and leader of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign as well as former Chairman of the PDP’s Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi.
In recent times, the 76 year old Buhari has come under serious criticisms for failing to end the Boko Haram conflict which was his main promise during the 2015 General Election.
With his health failing, many including some Nigerian Pastors have advised the former Military General to step down.