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‘Shekarau’s comment about Service Chiefs lacks objectivity’

The Northern Patriotic Assembly (NPA) has stated that the comment made by former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau about the tenure of the current…

The Northern Patriotic Assembly (NPA) has stated that the comment made by former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau about the tenure of the current security chiefs lacked objectivity.

Shekarau, had while speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme said the service chiefs ought to been retired by President Muhammadu Buhari adding that their continued stay in office contravened the laws guiding the rule of service.

“He (the President) is breaking the law. The law says if you are 60 you must go, it is so automatic. If you are 35 years of service, you must go. In fact, they are not staff of the president, they are staff of the federal republic of Nigeria and there is a rule, it is just like in the civil service. If you are an ordinary civil servant and you hit 60 years, automatically you must go.” Shekarau was quoted as saying.

However, the NPA, in a statement signed by its its Director of Press, Muhammadu Adamu, on Thursday, alleged Shekarau of ‘running errands for coupists’.
The group said Shekerau’s remarks “is despicable and might be a manifestation of one of the many smear campaigns intended to discredit the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in addressing the security threats in the country”.

“He should stop playing politics with the security of Nigerians and face the reality which is the fact that indeed the spate of insecurity in the country is as a result of the desperation by politicians to cause disaffection in the polity through the covert sponsorship of violence across the country.

“The Northern Patriotic Assembly states in unequivocal terms that Senator Ibrahim Shekarau cannot feign ignorance to the fact that spate of killings in the country is politically motivated.” The statement read in part.

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