President Muhammadu Buhari has been endorsed on Monday by some retired military officers from the air force, navy, and army. This may not come as a shock to many Nigerians especially does who have in the past accused the president of acting like a dictator. However, Nigeria’s presidential election is around the corner, and the two major contenders are the current president, Muhammadu Buhari of the APC and the former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the PDP.
The entourage of the retired military officers was led by the former military administrator of Lagos state, Brigadier General Buba Marwa (retd). The group includes 13 major generals,12 Brigadier Generals, 17 former military administrators, eight Air Vice Marshal (AVM), two Rear Admirals, eight Commodores, and nine Air commodores, as reported by the Vanguard.
The former military administrator heads the Presidential Advisory Committee on the eradication of drug abuse in Nigeria. Some of the notable retired military officers in attendance is the minister of police affairs during former President Jonathan’s administration. Ex-Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Jubril Ayinla, and Navy Capt Caleb Omoniyi Olubolade.
In another development, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Kaduna state governor, Mal Nasir El Rufai of importing mercenaries from neighboring countries to disrupt elections. When addressing newsmen in a news conference in Kaduna state. The party’s chairman of the state, Felix Hassan Hyatt said that some desperate politicians are applying dangerous methods, which can jeopardize the country’s democracy just to get rid of their opponents.
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The governor’s utterances, in recent time, can threaten democracy, he said. However, the chairman was responding to some allegations among others that claimed Mal Nasir El Rufai was privy to intelligence reports, which signified that the People’s Democratic Party has plans to disrupt the upcoming election if it fails to win.