Gadi wanted ‘rogue el­e­ments’ barred from rul­ing Nige­ria — Grand­son

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Nu­rudeen Isa

My late grad­fa­ther, a former Bauchi State deputy gov­er­nor, Garba Gadi’s, last wish for Nige­ri­ans and the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) is that ‘rogue el­e­ments’ should not be al­lowed to rule the coun­try again,” one of the de­ceased’s grand­sons, Al­haji Ghaz­ali Mo­hammed, said in a state­ment is­sued in Abuja yes­ter­day.

Mo­hammed said: “My grand­fa­ther ad­mon­ished Nige­ri­ans and in par­tic­u­lar the APC not to al­low rogue el­e­ments to rule Nige­ria again,” ad­ding that “If noth­ing else, Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari has in­sti­tuted poli­cies de­signed to plug the leak­ages of our pub­lic fi­nances for­ever.

“With trans­parency in­sti­tuted, ev­ery­thing will fall in place. This is why these ‘rogue el­e­ments’ at ev­ery turn are putting ob­sta­cles on the anti-graft war be­ing waged by Pres­i­dent Buhari.

“They are also ob­struct­ing Buhari’s for­eign loans meant to de­velop the coun­try’s deficit in­fra­struc­ture. They don’t want Buhari to suc­ceed.

He said the late Garba Gadi’s “Sole worry be­fore he died was cor­rup­tion which he rea­soned is at the root of Nige­ria’s un­der­de­vel­op­ment, the emer­gence of Boko Haram and gross unem­ploy­ment.”

Mo­hammed, in the state­ment, which was is­sued af­ter the burial of the sep­tu­a­ge­nar­ian in Azare, on Sat­ur­day, also stated that he had told him when asked about his il­le­gal dis­missal from of­fice that he had put the episode be­hind.

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