A former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has said that the only thing that matters to President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is political power.
Garba, who was reacting to the failure of Buhari and other top political office holders to attend the burial of the late Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, said that he was heartbroken by the absence of the nation’s leaders.
In a series of tweets, Garba lampooned state governors for choosing to attend a wedding over the burial of Attahiru who died in a plane crash at the Kaduna International airport on Friday.
Garba 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 First Lady or second lady.
“Only two Govs, Zulum & Buni with 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 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.”