Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant has berated President Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo for their absence at the burial of a fallen hero, Ibrahim Attahiru.
NEWS MAIL NG gathered that the president and his vice were conspicuously absent at the funeral of Nigeria’s Chief Of Army Staff who died in the line of duty in Kaduna.
Adamu Garba in a series of tweets expressed his disappointment over the way the wife of the Attahiru, Fati Attahiru, was not accompanied by the First Lady or Second Lady .
He tweeted : “Even the wife of the COAS was neither accompanied by the First Lady or Second Lady.”
Adamu said, “In a war situation, we lost four generals, majors and lieutenants, yet neither the President nor his vice, senate president nor his deputy, speaker nor his deputy deem it fit to grace the burial.
“Even the wife of the COAS was neither accompanied by the First Lady or Second Lady.”
“Only two Govs, Zulum and Buni with a few ministers might have attended. While Gov. Wike is having political rally, other govs are attending a wedding in Kano.
“I saw the video of the wife of late COAS walking to pay her last respect to her husband with a few friends. I was heartbroken.
“Yet most of these leaders may say they have a very important reason why they didn’t attend. Coincidentally, all of them, none of them would sacrifice 30 minutes for the life of soldiers who died trying to protect us. The highest level officers of our land. How can that be?
“For them, Twitter is enough for condolences, but they can go campaigning all over the country, during elections.
“Apparently, the only thing that matters to our leaders is not us, or even the most senior members of their appointees, but political power.”