Former Lagos State governor and a chietain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday said that the Nigerian military has been bastardised by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Tinubu spoke a large crowd of APC supporters in Katsina during the party’s presidential campaign rally. He was reacting to the Nigerian Army’s claim that it was not in possession of APC’s presidential candidate’s (Muhammadu Buhari) credentials.
He said, “We are confronted with terrorist challenges of the violent Boko Haram sect. Instead of Jonathan to stop Boko Haram, he is busy dancing around and the Peoples Democratic Party are busy talking about qualification of Buhari. They have destroyed the Army. They are destroying the integrity of the Army.
“Are you questioning the time that Buhari was recruited into the Army? Are you saying the colonial Army did not inspect his certificates before they sent him for training as a cadet officer? Are you saying he did not graduate as a cadet? Are you saying he did not become a captain, are you saying he did not become a colonel? Are you saying he did not take any exam in the army? What is Nigerian Army becoming? Is it a Jonathan Army or Election Army? “
Tinubu , whose speech was interrupted with chants of Sai Buhari from the crowd, urged the Northern youths to vote out Jonathan in the February elections.
He said President Jonathan does not deserve a second term because he was incompetent to tackle the nation’s woes. The APC leader described the President Jonathan administration as a failure, adding that the certificate controversy would not stop Nigerians from voting him out at the polls.