The Labour Party, has accused President Buhari of being too hasty in his sacking of the nation’s service chiefs.
The President had on Monday, July 13, sacked the National Security Adviser as well as the service chiefs. He would also replace them almost immediately.
LP however, believes that the action was taken in a hurry, with the National Chairman of the party, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, releasing a statement to this effect.
The statement said in part:
“It is my candid opinion that Mr. President should have exercised a little restraint in sacking the service chiefs; he should not have taken that action in a hurry.
He should have considered the totality of what is on ground. But the fact of the matter is that his action may have also been informed by the security report he had. We do not know what is available to him, which made him take that action hastily the way he did it.
But whatever the information in possession of the President, it is our candid opinion that the President should have waited for some time, to still try the service chiefs before they were bundled out of office. Buhari should have waited because he seems to be acting on the basis of trial and error. Probably, they must have advised him regarding the removal of checkpoints.
Buhari made pronouncements and removed the checkpoints; no sooner had he removed the checkpoints, then insecurity escalated and Boko Haram started unleashing terror. The government had to eat its word and returned the checkpoints. It is not good enough for a government that has been advocating change.”