Former Aide-de-Camp to President Muhammadu Buhari, Major Mustapha Jokolo (rtd) has urged him to sack his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd).
Jokolo, who was Emir of Gwandu, made the call on the Hausa Service of the Radio France International monitored in Kaduna on Thursday following the recent spat between the duo.
He lamented the crisis between the president’s handlers, saying it portrayed the presidency in bad light.
Jokolo, who was ADC to Buhari when he was Head of State, noted that altercations between officers holding sensitive offices never happened during their military regime because they respected each other’s roles and avoided overlaps.
“The misunderstanding between them was borne out of greed, selfishness. If not, these two are brothers; they are all Muslims and from the same tribe.
“President Buhari had brought them to assist him in different roles, why then should there be any conflict of roles?
“Truly, General Monguno had complained, but he did not refer his complaints to the right persons. He should have written directly to President Buhari, on how he felt about his Chief of Staff.
“This is because Buhari tends to recognise his Chief of Staff as his ‘Deputy President.
“Buhari had said everything should be done through the Chief of Staff, this implied that Buhari has given him limitless power and he can do anything. But this is a misnomer,” the ex-monarch said.
He also urged his former boss to sack the service chiefs, saying it was obvious that Nigerians were not satisfied with their performance.
“In a saner clime, all the service chiefs would have been sacked also because public outcry was against them coupled with an increasingly deteriorating security situation,” Jokolo quipped.