Alhaji Buba Galadima, a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council has called on the Federal Government to appoint him as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Galadima, a former National Secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) said he will not require any funding from the federal government to conduct elections in the country.
While accusing the current INEC leadership of bias, Galadima said INEC in connivance with security agencies contributed to the defeat of the PDP in the 2019 general elections.
“We don’t need the government to fund INEC at all because we can request donor agencies that will bring materials and pay election officials so that we can have an independent election”.
“If they can’t do that, let them appoint me chairman of INEC, I will get funding for INEC. I don’t need one kobo from the federal government of Nigeria. We don’t need any security person; either police or military to look after our elections” he said.