He said this at his residence at the University of Ibadan, when he played host to members of the Grassroots Mobilisation for Muhammadu Buhari, GMMB, one of the groups championing the election of Buhari as the president of the country.
He said what many Nigerians are ignorant of is that Buhari was ‘serially rigged out’ of the elections when he contested in 2003, 2007 and 2011.
He cited the 2007 general elections where the late President Umaru Yar’Adua admitted that the election that brought him to office was not free and fair, with a warning that election riggers should be mindful of the danger, should they want to repeat what happened in the 2015 election.
While throwing his weight behind the candidature of Buhari, David-West described the retired general as the best candidate to lead the country.
According to him, the retired general was the ‘finest man’ to rescue the country from the shackles of acute corruption, which he described as the bane of development in the country.
The former minister, who also condemned the withdrawal of the security personnel attached to the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, said the act showed the ignorance of President Goodluck Jonathan about what the law says.
He maintained that the country, given its present challenges, needs a patriotic personality like Buhari to salvage it.
David-West, who said he had worked with many heads of state and presidents, said: “Buhari is the only one I can vow for to lead us now.”
He said the unprecedented level of corruption in the country needs a patriotic Nigerian like Buhari to put a stop to, saying “Nigeria is the only country that makes budget for corruption.”
The university don assured that the first 100 days of Buhari in office as president would witness reduction in the price of petroleum products across the country, stating that “within 100 days of General Buhari as President, petroleum prices will go down.”
The national coordinator of the group, Mr. Remi Oyebamiji, who said the group was in the state to intimate the residents on what Buhari stands for, stated that the group intends to organise a symposium aimed at creating more awareness on the importance of Buhari’s candidature.
He also described David-West as a patriotic Nigerian who lived above sentiments.
Oyebamiji, while dispelling some notions about the personality of Buhari, said it is unfortunate that many Nigerians are not aware of the unique attributes that placed him above other candidates, including President Jonathan, whose administration he described as the worst.
He said: “The ruling government has been lying; their transformation agenda has been reduced to a slogan. Nigerians are crying, they are praying for Joshua, they are praying for Moses that will lead them to the promise land, and that Joshua and that Moses is General Muhammadu Buhari.
“He is tested, he is trusted; he has seen it all. He cannot be a learner. Nothing can change his personality. He is not coming for vengeance; he is not coming to witch hunt anybody.
“All I know is that he is going to put a stop to impunity and corruption. He will get Nigeria out of the mess.”