Buhari would lead the Nigerian military to fight Boko Haram – Osinbajo

VP candidate of the APC, Prof Yemi Osinbajo says if elected into
government, Buhari would lead the Nigerian military in the fight
against members of Boko Haram. Speaking at a town hall meeting
organized by the Act Now Professionals in Abuja yesterday Jan 26th,
Prof Osinbajo said the fight against Boko Haram can not be won by
leading from the rear…

“The first priority is security and to
question what has gone wrong in the military. Then, funding the military
adequately and ensuring that the Commander-In-Chief leads from the
front. But when he was Commander-In-Chief, Buhari led from the front as a
soldier. You cannot lead from the rear. You cannot fail to go to where
the insurgency is taking place and that is what Buhari has been

“I think that the major problem with the
question of security is again that it was not prioritised by this
government. It was not taken seriously enough from the beginning. When
you have a situation, you do not politicise the insurgency like that.
You do not point to the opposition and say it is the opposition that is
sponsoring it until General Buhari almost lost his life when Boko Haram
attacked him. We must start by understanding that there is a war
going on in that part of the country and what the government need to do
is to get the nation behind it, not pointing accusing fingers at wrong
places. We need to look at the whole question of funding and equipping
the military. The military at the moment is not equipped. I worked
with Femi Falana on the mutiny of some solders and what is the
complaint of those soldiers who were charged with mutiny? Their
complaint is that they were not given equipment and they wanted them to
go to battle. So, how do you say that? How does anybody think that you
can fight the insurgents without ammunition?” he said

Source: Punch

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