Alhaji Mamman Abubakar Danmusa – A chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Alhaji Mamman Abubakar Danmusa has said that the Hausa-Fulani ethnic groups should not look at the person of Retired General Muhammadu Buhari as a source of their political redemption.
Danmusa who spoke in an interview with a national daily said Buhari had found it difficult to operate within the limits of justice which he attributed to the crises that have so far befallen the party.
According to him, “I had hoped that with General Buhari, we, the Hausa-Fulani could really start to build ourselves politically but we have lost that chance. So it is injustice and I challenged anybody to prove me wrong because I have all the documents to defend myself as far as this issue is concerned. I stand to be challenged or be corrected”.
Asked to suggest the way out of the crises in his party, the second Republic Deputy Senate President said with the character of Buhari and people around him, the possibility of ending such incidents are far-fetched.
“People who did not contribute to the formation of the CPC and did not participate in the struggle of making the CPC to be what it is today hijacked the party with the connivance of Alhaji Sule Yahaya Hamma and Engineer Buba Galadima and with acquiescence of General Buhari, so we are messed up and called all sorts of names to destroy our reputation but God is great and He is always with the just.
“Even the general can testify that I have never collected a kobo from him and I have never asked a favour from him. All that attracted me to him was that I thought we can together to change the life of the common man because I believe the type of situation we have found ourselves in today would lead to terrible things and the way this country is moving should not be left unchallenged. So I thought with General Buhari we can do it and that’s what attracted me to him but I am disappointed”.
On the formation of the All Progressives Alliance, APC, Danmusa warned that the idea will not see the light of the day hence personal interest has already overshadowed.
In his words, “Well, I should be proved wrong but at this stage I will not comment on the personalities involved in the merger because I know what we have done from 2010 to 2012. Most of the personalities involved were either in the ANPP or AC then and I know what we have done but really it will not succeed but as I said earlier I can be proved wrong and the merger is what Nigerians need at the present so I wish them good luck. Let us start with the CPC the party does not have structure and I cannot see the present people constituting the CPC making the structure and go down to the grassroots to make the alliance effective. And you can only survive in politics when you are with the grassroots”.