Tambuwal, Buhari snub Armed ​F​orces celebration

By Post Nigeria January 18, 2015 06:00

Tambuwal, Buhari snub Armed ​F​orces celebration

President Goodluck Jonathan and his vice, Arch. Namadi Sambo led other top government officials and service chiefs to lay wreaths in honour of the 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day held on Thursday 15 January.

Conspicuously absent from the celebrations across the nation, were All Progressives Congress, APC, members likes the controversial speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal and former Military Head of State, and APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, who were supposed to witness the laying of wreath in honour of the soldiers who died in active service for their fatherland.

This isn’t the first time the APC has disregarded the nation’s military, as Post Nigeria previously reported how none of their chieftains honoured the President’s directive to wear the Armed Forces emblem for a month preceeding the Day proper.

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal the speaker of the House of Representatives, and number four citizen of the land, chose to kick off his governorship campaign in Sokoto the very day, sending his deputy, Hon Emeka Ihedioha to represent him at the event in Abuja.

The speaker had in some way, enjoyed a little peace from the Armed Forces, while he was at war with the IGP Suleiman Abba. On the launch of the Armed Forces Remembrance emblem, Tambuwal was clearly regarded as the speaker by the armed forces, who chose to ignore the show of shame displayed by him and his colleagues at the entrance to the Senate, when they opted to scale the gates while the whole world watched.

Buhari in his might as a former Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, had a day before the event, signed the Abuja Accord for a non-violent election, but has since been reported as violating the terms of the agreement.

Buhari was reportedly seen on the day campaigning in a western state in Nigeria.

It remains a wonder how a retired General can show such blatant disregard for Armed Forces for which he claims to remain part.