Olowu of Kuta, HRM Oba Adekunle Makama, Tegbosun 111, declared on Tuesday that all plans by faceless groups to tarnish the image of former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and the Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, General Tukur Buratai (Rtd) would be an efforts in futility.
Speaking at a press conference in Kuta on Tuesday over the recent publication against the former COAS, Olowu said Buratai is of impeccable character worthy of emulation.
Olowu flanked by other traditional rulers in Osun State said he’s ready to support any Nigerian that’s patriotic and have shown enough commitment to the unity of Nigeria like Buratai.
With the Theme, “We Can Vouch For The Integrity of Buratai”, Olowu said it was the timely rebuttal of the ICPC that thwarted the shenanigans of those who want to ridicule Buratai simply because of politics.
He said, “ It was the timely intervention of the ICPC that the money was found with the military contractor and not Buratai’s residence that saved the day, otherwise some would have believed the hatchet job by the online portal. “For instance, if you found money meant for contract from one of Julius Berger’s directors, does it mean the money belong to President Muhammadu Buhari who gave them contract?
“Buratai has no house in Wuse 2 where all the items recovered by the ICPC were found. It’s purely an attempt by politicians to tarnish his image. Not many people were comfortable with his presence at the Eagle Square recently during the All Progressives Congress Primary in Abuja. “He has also been named as part of the APC campaign council for Osun State governorship election in July. I think you can see where the attack is coming from.”
“The misinforming reports, I stand to confirm, is purely malicious and another fabricated tale published to tarnish Ambassador Buratai’s brilliant image. But this too, has failed because the ICPC official public statement has confirmed Buratai has no link with the said property or the cash and other items found in the building.”
“Let it be known that we have credible information that several faceless NGOs have been paid to embark on campaign and destruction against the person of Buratai.”
“I make bold to say that Ambassador Buratai remains a man of immense honour. Therefore, he needs the support of all well-meaning Nigerians to succeed in his current assignment, notwithstanding the avoidable distractions.
Olowu who said Buratai has transformed the Nigeria mission in Cotonou said pulling him down purely because of politics is condescending.