The former head of state expressed disappointment in Buhari’s actions.
Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has expressed dissatisfaction over the handling of the feud between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Muhammad Sanusi II, despite efforts made by his reconciliatory team to settle the misunderstandings.
He said he doesn’t understand why he was made to waste his time working on a solution to reconcile Abdullahi Ganduje and Muhammadu Sanusi II only for his reports to end up in Buhari’s baggage bin.
Speaking in an interview with Voice of America (VOA) Hausa on the development, Abubakar said: “Well, I can say so in view of the latest development. In my view, all the committee’s efforts are wasted.”
He said after the committee submitted its report to the President Muhammadu Buhari, he “expressed willingness” to intervene.
Abubakar added that he cannot say categorically if Buhari intervened, but that if the president did, “I’ll be surprised that we got to this point”.
“After conclusion of the assignment, we realised that there was amicable resolution to the crisis. Surprisingly, this is what happened at last,” Abubakar said.
“I can’t really say whether Buhari has a hand in the matter because I am currently not in Nigeria. But before I left the country, we submitted our report to him, and he expressed willingness to intervene in the matter in order to have amicable resolution, despite being a constitutional matter. I really don’t know if he had intervened.
“The way this is, I don’t know if he was was involved or not. There are signs that he did because of this our report but I can’t be completely sure, but if he involved himself, I’ll be surprised that we got to this point. But then you know no matter what was said, no matter the advice given, it is what Allah had willed to happen and there’s no one who can change it.”
The reconciliation committee chaired by General Abubakar himself, was set up in 2019 to intervene in the crisis between Sanusi and Ganduje.