One of the grand sons of former Bauchi state deputy governor late Garba Gadi, Alhaji Ghazali Mohammed, has revealed the last wish of his grand father to Nigerians, especially the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), not to allow incompetent elements to rule Nigeria again.
Gadi, who was the former Managing Director, Nigeria Bank for Commerce and Industry (NBCI), Co-chairman of the historic 2013 All Progressives Congress (APC) Merger Committee and Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of Federal University Kashere, Gombe State, had been off and on hospital abroad in the past two years battling with illness but later died of cancer last week.
Narrating the last wish of his grand father in a press statement on Sunday in Abuja after the burial of the septuagenarian at Azare, on Saturday, Alhaji Ghazali Mohammed said, before his final breadth in Delhi, India, “my grand father admonished Nigerians and in particular the APC not to allow rogues and
incompetent elements to rule Nigeria again.
“If nothing else, President Muhammadu Buhari has instituted policies designed to plug the leakages of our public finance 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”.
Ghazali said when he asked his grand father’s position on his illegal dismissal, he revealed that he had put it behind him and was only grateful to the lawyers who waged pro bono legal war for him on this regard; Abubakar Malami, SAN, Okoi Obono Obla Esq and Femi Falana, SAN.
“His 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”, he said.
It will be recalled that Gadi was dismissed unceremoniously, albeit unlawfully by the former governor of Bauchi state, Malam Isa Yuguda, when he refused to join him to decamp from the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party ( ANPP) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The matter, still pending at the Supreme Court.
Gadi soldiered on and joined the Buhari’s defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), where he became the Chief of Staff to Chief Tony Momoh, chairman of the party.
As Chief of Staff, he brought his administrative prowess as a former permanent secretary to add value to the management of the party, and led the merger committee team of the defunct CPC and contributed immensely to the formation of APC.
In attendance at the burial were the Governor of Bauchi state, His Excellency Abubakar Mohammed, Yayali Alhmed, Buba Galadima, Adamu Adamu, Osagie Ehanire, VON DG, Osita Okechukwu, Engineer Ada Obi, Emir of Misau, Captain Bala Jibrin, Emeka Enechi, Waziri Bulama, Pastor Longe, Waziri Bulama, Engr. Habu Mamman among others.