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COAS’s burial: The only thing that matters to our leaders is Power – Adamu Garba

Former Presidential candidate, Adamu Garba has berates President Muhammadu Buhari, his vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and governors for failure to attend the burial rites of late Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieteunant General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died along 10 other senior officers in an aircraft crash in Kaduna on Friday.

Garba, via a statement on social media, describe the Nigeria leaders as “self-serving leaders.”

He said:

“In a war situation, we lost four generals , majors and lieutenants, yet neither the President nor his vice, senate President nor his deputy, speaker nor his deputy deem it fit to grace the burial.

“Even the wife of the COAS was neither accompanied by First Lady or second lady.

“Only two Govs, Zulum & Buni with few ministers might have attended. While Gov. Wike is having Political Rally, other govs are attending a wedding in Kano.


“I saw the video of the wife of late COAS walking to pay her last respect to her husband with few friends. I was heartbroken.

“Yet most of these leaders may say they have a very important reason why they didn’t attend. Coincidentally, all of them. None of them would sacrifice 30 minutes for the life of soldiers who died trying to protect us. The highest level officers of our land.

“How can that be?

“For them, Twitter is enough for condolences, but they can go campaigning all over the country, during elections.

“Apparently, the only thing that matters to our leaders is not us, or even the most senior members of their appointees, but political power.

“I wonder what the power was supposed to do. To serve the people or themselves?

“May God prevent Nigeria from the menace called self-serving leaders.”

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