Tinubu gave sacked Service Chiefs benefits to avoid coup – Sowore alleges


The 2023 African Action Congress, AAC, presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has reacted to the report of President Bola Tinubu giving mouth watering retirement package to the sacked Service Chiefs.

Sowore suggested that Tinubu gave the sacked Service Chiefs the retirement packages to avoid them overthrowing his government.

Last week, Tinubu ordered the sack of all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, and the Comptroller-General of Customs.

He immediately replaced them.

Following their retirement, reports had it that the Chief of Defence Staff and the service chiefs got bulletproof Sport Utility Vehicles, personal aides, guards and other perks of office, including generous allowance for medical treatment abroad, as retirement benefits.

Reacting to the development, Sowore claimed that the package was due to the plot to remove him while he travelled to France.

Tweeting, Sowore wrote: “These mouth-watering retirement offers to these suddenly retired Nigerian military top brass sounds like they held Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu @ABATMediaCentre to ransom because they knew something the public didn’t know about his ‘Presidency.’ And selection.

“I think the rumour of their (military) plan to take out @officialABAT before his return from France might be true after all. So far, the interests of ordinary Nigerians have been sacrificed to get Tinubu’s power consolidated.”