Former Head of State, General Muhamadu Buhari (rtd) has said that the Nigerian military should not be blamed for not being able to crush the Boko Haram insurgency ravaging north-eastern Nigeria.
According to Buhari, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led federal government is to be blamed.
The former Head of State made the statement at the weekend in Enugu while addressing the state’s delegates of All Progressives Congress (APC) to the forthcoming presidential primaries of the party.
Buhari told the delegates that Nigerian military are ill equipped despite the abundance of wealth being wasted on trivial issues by the government in power.
Buhari , a leading presidential aspirant in APC, added that“soldiers have been complaining that they are ill equipped, in spite of the trillions spent on defence budget in the last three years.”
Buhari who was accompanied by former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir El Rufai, former Minister of Information, Chief Tony Momoh, Chief Audu Ogbe, among other key officials of the party, noted that next year would be another landmark year in the history of the country.
“If you consider the foreign revenue Nigeria has generated since 1999, you will be shocked at how inefficient and corrupt PDP has been. Soldiers have been saying they are ill equipped, yet trillions have been voted for defence in the last three years,” he said.
He added:“If we don’t vote out PDP, it will vote out Nigerians and we will all be the losers. Cast your votes for us so that we can all fight this inefficiency and corruption.”