Former PDP leader details how he’sabotaged’ the 2015 election to help Buhari defeat Jonathan

Dr. Umar Ardo, the Social Democratic Party’s (SDP) governorship candidate in Adamawa State, has detailed how he purposely sabotaged the 2015 election in favor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Continue Reading>>>

Even though it was widely acknowledged that he was instrumental in Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015, the former PDP leader confirmed this in an interview with Tribune Online about his relationship with the president-elect.

“I remained in PDP and I ensured I pinned PDP down to pave the way for APC to win. I even went up to the Supreme Court in my suit challenging the eligibility of Jonathan to contest. The Supreme Court on November 2014 threw out the case.”Continue Reading>>>

He stated that his aim was not only for Buhari to be elected, but also for him to serve as an advisor and run the administration to guarantee that problems were addressed. Buhari, he claims, ceased visiting him the day after he was announced president-elect, and the APC established its own character as a result of the strategic advice he provided for its formation.

He made it clear that he had the concept and that he had persuaded Buhari to put it into action, at which point Tinubu was invited. He went on to claim that when he originally conceived the idea, he had a strategy for running the administration.

So, I did all this and what happened to me after. Buhari betrayed me. I did not do it because I wanted to get something from him, but my first priority was how to get things working in the country. We felt that Buhari, as a former governor of Northeastern state, would have a good insight into the area and resolve the insecurity there.”

He went on to say that Buhari was a capable candidate who matched the criterion at the time, saying, “I did it not for APC or even Buhari; I did it for the country. Buhari just fits in at that point. Buhari happened to be the only one that could fit in when Jonathan was to be removed. All Buhari needed was a good strategy.”


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