- The Senate has been condemned for calling for the sack of the service chiefs
- The Coalition of Friends and Supporters of Buhari (CFSB) said the call was an embarrassment for the president
- According to the group, a great level of success has been recorded through innovations and strategies introduced by the service chiefs
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Some supporters of President Muhammdu Buhari has condemned the call for the sacking of Nigeria's service chiefs by the Senate and its leadership.
The supporters under the aegis of Coalition of Friends and Supporters of Buhari (CFSB) during a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, July 22, described the Senate's call for the resignation of the service chiefs as a display of disloyalty and utter disrespect to the president.
The group said it wanted to use the opportunity to remind the lawmakers that President Buhari is the only person constitutionally conferred with the power to hire and sack the military heads.
The president of the group Musa A. Musa said the lawmakers' action is a disservice to the generality of Nigerians given the enormous commitment displayed by the service chiefs to the nation.
Further condemning the Senate leadership for opting to play politics at the expense of national interest, the president's supporters said the move by the lawmakers is an embarrassment to President Buhari.
Stating that tremendous progress has been made, CFSB said a great level of success has been recorded through innovations and strategies introduced by the service chiefs in tackling the various security threats across Nigeria.
Musa said: "It is our considered opinion that the leadership of the Senate went above board and outside their purview in calling for the resignation of the service chiefs in the country which by all intent and purposes is an affront to the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria."
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Continuing, Musa said the CFSB stands with the decision of President Buhari to retain the present crop of service chiefs for their tireless efforts in ensuring that the threats posed by the insurgency are curbed.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that senators of the ninth assembly asked the service chiefs to step aside over growing insecurity in the northeast.
The call by the lawmakers followed a motion filed by the senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume.
Senator Ndume expressed worry over the reported voluntary retirement of over 200 army officers further promoted that Senate to ask its joint committee on security to find out why the officers were deserting the service.
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