A third republic presidential adviser, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai has said that instead of calling on Nigerians to defend themselves, Lt. Gen. T Y Danjuma (rtd) ought to have spoken out against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
He expressed huge disappointment at the remarks credited to the former Minister of Defence.
Yakasai told Sun that by virtue of the age of Gen. Danjuma, including the roles he played to protect the unity of the country, he was the most unlikely person to have made the outburst.
According to the octogenarian, “people who had advanced to the age of Gen. Danjuma could not but side with the struggle for peace and harmony in the society at all times.
“Gen. Danjuma ought to have spoken up against the leadership of the present administration, urging them to live up to their constitutional responsibility of ensuring the protection of lives and property of all Nigerians.
“Where that was not being done, it was within the right of the respected General to encourage his people and Nigerians in general to use their votes in a civil election to bring about the desired change in the leadership of the country.”