– Goodluck Jonathan says his administration did not appoint service chiefs based on sentiment
– The former Nigerian president was reacting to claims by David Cameron that he (Jonathan) appoints generals based on political consideration
– Jonathan also claimed the he service chiefs twice in five years
Former president Goodluck Jonathan has insisted that he did not appoint generals during his administration based on political considerations.
According to the former president who was reacting to claims by former British prime minister David Cameron, he appointed most of his generals from the North without any sentiments attached to it.
Jonathan who accused the former PM of lying strongly denied being sentimental in his appointments. He also claimed he would never tolerate anything less than meaningful progress in the war on terror.
“He accused me of appointing generals based on political considerations. How could that be when I fired my service chiefs twice in five years, to show that I would not tolerate anything less than meaningful progress in the war on terror.
“I was completely blind to ethnic or political considerations in my appointments. In civil and military matters, I appointed people that I had never even met prior to appointing them, based on their professional pedigree.
“Though I was from the South, most of my service chiefs came from the North,” Jonathan added.
Source: Legit NG
Author: Aanu Adegun