Abuja - The Presidency has said the military hierarchy did not treat President Muhammadu Buhari well during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Presidency described the actions of the military at that time as shameless and unfortunate.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, in a Facebook post on Saturday noted that the military in particular treated Buhari so badly that its leaders kept silent when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charged that he didn't have WAEC papers.
Shehu said Buhari went without a full complement of armed guards from the army he served at the highest level until the dastardly bomb attack on his convoy in April 2014.
He stated that it was at this time that the Chief of Army Staff at that time thought it necessary to reinstate the armed convoy to protect Buhari.
On the criticism trailing revelations that Buhari received some vehicles from the embattled ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, Shehu stated that the President was entitled to what he received.
“When they brought the two cars within a few days of his being bombed, the staff of the General were merely informed that this was from the Federal Government in fulfillment of its obligation to him.
Since this was an entitlement long-overdue, not minding that it came short of what was expected, there was absolutely nothing wrong on the part of the General for accepting that which was due to him.”
Shehu noted that the hashtag “#Buharigate” was intended as a counterpoise to "Dasukigate," the phenomenal corruption scheme by which money intended for weapons to fight terror was shared among PDP leaders.
He added that #Buharigate failed to gain traction because it was seen as an opposition overreach and a desperate attempt to tarnish Buhari’s hard-earned name and nothing more.
- News 24