Appointment of New Service Chiefs Late, But…, Says PDP
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the appointment of new service chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari as rather late in the day, when much harm had already been done to national security.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the belated replacement of the outgoing wearied service chiefs, after much damage to the nation, shows President Buhari as a leader who has always refused to heed to wise counsel by well-meaning Nigerians but continually leads the country to a dire strait.
Ologbondiyan said such unpatriotic, self-conceited and narrow-minded approach to leadership is responsible for the escalated insecurity and avoidable loss of lives; economic recession with excruciating hardship as well as widened divisions in the land under Buhari’s watch.
He said if Mr President had acted when PDP and other Nigerians including the two chambers of the National Assembly impressed upon him to do so, the security situation in the country would not have degenerated to this abysmal level.
Ologbondiyan said the party hopes President Buhari sees the appointment as a turning point to learn to listen to wise counsel and not always set the nation on the path of destruction before acting.
He said the party nevertheless, expresses hope that the new service chiefs will brace up to the challenges of the nation and note that their appointment at this time, more than at any other point in history, demands a huge sense of commitment, responsibility and determination to secure the country and restore peace, order and national cohesiveness in the polity.
He urged the new service chiefs to take urgent steps to restore professionalism, boost the morale of our troops and ensure not to fall into the indolence, corruption, recklessness, abuse of process and partisanship that characterized the tenure of the last service chiefs.