By Waliu Adeyeri
Following the appointment of new service chiefs by President Muhammad Buhari, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the presidency to probe the former service chiefs.
The party made this outcry in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan.
According to the party, the tenure of the former service Chiefs has recorded more damages to the country than good.
This, therefore, calls for an “immediate inquest into the tenure of the last service chiefs to unravel the circumstances behind the security lapses and compromises as well as accusation of involvement in the alleged looting of funds meant for the equipping and welfare of our troops in the front.”
The immediate probe in the activities of the service chiefs according to the party would be a “sure step towards sanitizing the security architecture as well as lifting the morale of those in the front lines risking their lives for the security of our nation.”
In the same vein, the party has expressed its hope in the new service chiefs as it’s charges them to “brace up to the challenges of the nation”
The statement reads in part:
“Nevertheless, our party expresses hope that the new service chiefs will brace up to the challenges of our nation and note that their appointment at this time, more than at any other point in our national history, demands a huge sense of commitment, responsibility and determination to secure our nation and restore peace, order and national cohesiveness in our polity.”