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The Peoples Democratic party, PDP has appealed to the Nigeria Senate to set aside partisan considerations and reject President Muhammadu Buhari nominees (Ex-Service Chiefs) as Ambassadors.
On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari “In accordance with section 171 (1), (2) (c) & sub-section (4) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, sought the approval of Senate to confirm retired Defense Chief Abayomi Olonisakin, former Army Chief Tukur Buratai, former Navy Chief Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas and former Air Chief Sadique Abubakar as “Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate”.
But the PDP in a Press statement by its Spokesman of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, described the move as a decoy by President Muhammadu Buhari and his the ruling–All Progressives Congress, APC to shield the retired military brass from arrest and prosecution for alleged crimes against humanity under their inglorious watch.
“This is in addition to series of reported military invasions and mass shooting in communities in Borno, Yobe, Rivers, Abia, Anambra among other States across the six geo-political zones of our country, where soldiers reportedly razed Communities and massacred unarmed civilians under the command of the ex-service chiefs.
“Our party therefore calls on Nigerians, across board, to unite in rejecting these ambassadorial nominations for the accused former commanders and demand that President Buhari should immediately withdraw their nominations from the Senate.
“The least that is expected of President Buhari is to direct the former service chiefs to answer for the alleged crimes,” the PDP said.