Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has described the presence of Nigeria service chiefs at the launch of President Buhari’s campaign strategy as an aberration.
Onuesoke, who spoke to journalists at the Abuja airport on his way to attend an oversea environmental engagement seminar, pointed out that the presence of the service chiefs at the launch had shown where the election pendulum will be swinging to in the coming presidential elections.
According to him: “It is a total aberration and against the doctrine of neutrality. Where on earth would service chiefs be attending a presidential flag off? We have 76 presidential candidates and the country service chief decided to attend only one. That showed is a foul play and they are also telling Nigerians and the world that they are on the side of Buhari and APC.”
Onuesoke, a former Delta state governorship aspirant argued that the presidency defense that the military chiefs were mistaken in their assumption that the event was a non-political one was an after taught.
He appealed to the international community to take note of the development as it could imply that the military had already started working for the return of APC in 2019.
He lamented that the problem with the security agencies is that they have not fully defined who they should be loyal to, adding, however, that when they begin to attend political events or the launch of the campaign of a political party, everybody must be scared.
“This is because it portends a very dangerous development which is that they have now got themselves involved in politics to the point that they are now the cheerleaders of another political party,” stated.
He advised that the service chiefs and other functionaries of government agencies should abstain from politics for true democracy to prevail.