Nigerian Service Chiefs: Buhari afraid of coup – Rufai Hanga

A former Kano Central Senator, Rufai Hanga, says President Muhammadu Buhari is retaining the Service Chiefs as a result of he’s afraid of a coup.

Hanga, an ex-member of the Home of Representatives, acknowledged this in an interview with The Solar.

The politician recalled that the Nationwide Meeting had, on completely different events, suggested Buhari to take away the army heads.

Hanga decried that the topmost officers stay in service regardless of attaining retirement.

He stated, “The Senate and the Home of Representatives have made this name a number of instances, however the president has refused to behave for the explanations greatest identified to him. Some folks say he’s afraid of coup.

“He as soon as talked about it that he didn’t need to change the Service Chief as a result of there have been very bold officers down the ladder. Which means he’s afraid of coup. Probably the most unlucky factor is that these Service Chiefs have over stayed their usefulness.

“A few of them have spent 40 years in service. The rule is that you just retire after 35 years of service or upon the attainment of 60 years of age. A few of these folks have spent far and above their age of retirement a lot that the junior officers are being retired.”

Hanga described the scenario as demoralizing and disheartening.

He, nonetheless, pressured that the sack calls by federal lawmakers had been mere political assertion.

Hanga questioned why they’ve since didn’t take a decisive motion to implement their demand.

“The decision is empty as a result of the president has refused to budge to their demand. So, there may be nothing they’ll do.”

He additionally dismissed the Home of Representatives’ invitation to Buhari.

“What has he not stated earlier than? If he refuses to look earlier than the Home, nothing will occur”, he asserted.

Buhari could seem on the Inexperienced Chamber on December tenth or fifteenth.

Benjamin Kalu, Reps spokesperson, made the affirmation to reporters final Thursday in Abuja.

The Nigerian chief is anticipated to temporary the lawmakers on insecurity within the nation.

He was invited after the bloodbath of greater than 40 Borno farmers by Boko Haram.

Kalu recalled that the Home management had engaged the President and requested when it will be handy for him.

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, met Buhari on the Presidential Villa final Wednesday.

Kalu stated December 8 wouldn’t be doable due to the Nationwide Govt Committee assembly of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“We’re December 10 or December 15. The President has damaged the jinx by promising that he would seem earlier than the home.”

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