71 ex-Generals endorse Buhari’s re-election 


RETIRED military officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force, yesterday, endorsed the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.

They include one Vice Admiral, two Lt-Generals, 15 Majors General, two Rear Admirals, eight Air Vice-Marshals, 12 Brigadiers-General, three Commodores, nine Air Commodores, and 17 former military governors/administrators, among others.

The generals were led by former military administrator of Lagos State, Brigadier General Buba Marwa, retd, who also heads the Presidential Advisory Committee on elimination of drug abuse in the country. Some notable retired officers in attendance include former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt Caleb Olubolade, and former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Jubril Ayinla.

But the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in a swift reaction to the endorsement yesterday, said no general worthy of his rank would endorse President Buhari for another four years.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting with the President, Marwa explained that what informed the group’s endorsement of President Buhari for a second term was his fulfillment of all  he promised to do and general performance of his government in office.

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