Update On Certificate Brouhaha: Support For Buhari Swells From Ranks Of Retired Generals

The furor revolving round the school certificate of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)General Muhammadu Buhari has started turning into a blessing amid reports on a budding support for him from the circles of retired Generals in Nigeria.

The Retired Generals, it was gathered, have not been happy with the manner Buhari was being rubbished by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his academic credentials on the basis that the allegation leveled against him that he has no certificate had bruised their ego collectively.

Some of the retired Generals were said to have met at an undisclosed location in Abuja on Wednesday and had resolved not to sit on the fence politically anymore, while electing to support the APC Presidential candidate to sail through the February Presidential election.

Buhari already had the tacit support of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who has ever been the rallying force for the retired Generals in Nigeria.

Obasanjo had professed support for Buhari when the APC Campaign team, led by the former Head of State with inclusion of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Buhari’s running mate, Professor Osibajo paid him a visit at his residence in Abeokuta.

In the same vein, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida who had withdrawn to the back waters of politics had echoes a similar support for Buhari even as he went the whole hog in declaring that retired Generals would support his aspiration to become the President of Nigeria.

Babangida’s latest support for Buhari and his positive remarks were said to have gingered more of the retired Generals who, hitherto, were sitting on the fence to begin to cast support for Buhari.
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A retired General said although many of his colleagues may not vote during the February elections because most of them did not register for the election, they are likely to take a common position few days to the election on support for Buhari.

The Retired General added that at the nick of time the Ex-service men will come together to give a direction, at least to their supporters and Nigerians on reasons they should vote for Buhari, stressing that such a voice from retired Generals will go a long way to determine the direction the pendulum of victory would tilt in February.

Author: News Editor

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