Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed and Muhammadu Buhari
Speaking on Channels TV on Friday night, the former lawmaker recounted how Boko Haram nominated Buhari to represent them in negotiations with the Nigerian Government.
Baba-Ahmed, who didn’t mention Buhari’s name, also cited the assassination attempt on the president’s life before he won the 2015 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former senator said he knows too much about how insecurity became the order of the day in the country, adding that those who know just a little about how to solve the problem are the ones talking too much.
He also accused other political parties of politicizing the issue of security, vowing to deal with those who brought insecurity to Nigeria if the Labour Party wins the 2023 presidential election.
Baba-Ahmed said, “In 2013, the Federal Government of Nigeria invited a certain group into dialogue. That group nominated a highly placed Nigerian to represent them, no name called.
“It took that individual about three days to repudiate and then just over a year later, the same group attempted the life of that individual. Look at that very well.
“Here comes a group who promised the entire world that they would bring security to Nigeria; they were a few bombings that were deadly in Abuja but the moment they relocated to Abuja, the bombing stopped. Hey, what is going on?
“They used to travel Abuja-Kaduna frequently every day, the moment they bought private jets and stopped travelling from Abuja to Kaduna, it became one of the most insecure routes.
“The reason why we are not saying too much is because we know too much. Whoever knows too little is talking too much now. I had to pray in my heart before telling what I just told you. It is just for the love of Nigeria.
“If you know what we are starting to know now, you will not talk too much, you will just wait till you get there and then you will deal with those who brought insecurity into Nigeria.
“Security is not the kind of thing you go about politicising. We are not playing politics with security. For the sake of the security, I’m ready to ally and partner with more than the Labour Party.
“But right now, why should I ever believe, not even listen to APC talking about how they will secure Nigeria when after eight years, a $90 billion borrowed and spent, Kuje Prison is destroyed to a ruin?
“They don’t know what they are talking about or they think Nigerians don’t know what they are doing,” he said.
Meanwhile, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has revealed why he accepted to be the running mate of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi for the 2023 general elections.