With the acception of resignation letters of the Service Chiefs and appointment of new ones by President Muhammadu Buhari, some military officers who consist of some high ranking officers and and other cadres of the Nigerian Army have kicked and expressed disappointment with the last minute dropping of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s General who has been earlier tipped to replace Buratai.
Some of the officers who spoke to our correspondents under conditions of anonymity said that they were disappointed with the last minutes dropping of the Yoruba General.
The soldiers who stated that the Yoruba General would have been the best person for the job because of his wealth of experience.
“We are all very disappointed that the Yoruba General was dropped in the last minutes. We all expected his named to be mentioned in the new appointment but to our greatest dismay, he was dropped in the last minute. “
Another source in the Presidency who spoke to us under condition of anonymity said that the cabal in the Presidency persuaded President Muhammadu Buhari to drop the Yoruba General as the new Chief of Army Staff.
The cabal according to the source believed that the Yoruba General may not be easy be manipulated by the cabal.
The source added that President Muhammadu Buhari may still consider the Yoruba General for another top position if the cabal did not interfere.
It would be recalled that the Special Adviser On Media and Publicity To President, Femi Adesina, broke the news of the appointment of the new Service Chiefs in a tweet on Tuesday.
Adesina wrote, “PMB appoints new Service Chiefs. Maj Gen LEO Irabor, CDS, Maj Gen I Attahiru, Army, Rear Adm AZ Gambo, Navy, AVM IO Alao, Airforce