Former National Security Adviser under former president Goodluck Jonathan, Gen. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has reiterated that he didn’t betray his former boss in 2015 as being speculated on social media.
Dasuki said he did not campaign for President Buhari during the 2015 elections while he served as NSA.
The former NSA was put behind bars in 2015 when Muhammadu Buhari became president and was not released until December, 2019 despite multiple court orders ordering his release on bail much earlier.
In a Sunday statement titled,
“I never campaigned for APC or Buhari as NSA to President Jonathan,” Dasuki said he never campaigned for the All Progressives Congress (APC), or President Buhari in any form.
“The truth is that I was involved in an attempt at forging an alliance between the Action Congress of Nigeria, All Nigeria Peoples Party, Congress for Progressive Change, among others, prior to 2011 elections which was not successful.
“My involvement in that political process ended after the elections of 2011.” the statement stated further.
At the point of accepting the appointment to serve as National Security Adviser in 2012, I made clear to President Jonathan that I had relationships with General Muhammadu Buhari of CPC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu of ACN and Chief Ogbonnaya Onu of ANPP, among other opposition elements and that my appointment would not cause me to sever the relationship.
I, however, assured him that I would never betray him. As a man of honour, I kept to my words.”