I’m not desperate for any political office, says Dambazzau


Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau has said that he was not desperate about holding any political appointments in the country.
Gen Dambazzau, the first Nigeria army chief to hold a PhD degree, and currently a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Centre for Peace, Democracy and development, University of Massachusetts, Boston, as well as a fellow and Associate of the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University, spoke on Thursday in Abuja.
He denied that he was in the race for the National Security Adviser (NSA), a position which was given to retired Major General Babagana Monguno, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“What race? There was no race for the office of National Security Adviser (NSA). And if there was one, I was not a contestant. For very good reasons, people may have their expectations, but that should not be translated as mine.
Dambazzau however, said that while he will be glad to work for the President if he assigned him any task or appoints him in any capacity he feels he can contribute towards the success of the government.
“This is especially because I was the CPC Chairman of the Security Committee in 2011 and he personally appointed me and also in 2015 as Director, Intelligence and Security of the APC Presidential Campaign Council.”
“At any rate, the President has the prerogative to appoint any person of his choice to any of the available positions, but in the final analysis, it is God that determines who becomes what.
“My prayer, therefore, is for the Almighty God to guide President Muhammadu Buhari in this very important task of nation-building He has given him.”
He said that his relationship with the President does not hinge on political appointment, stressing that whether or not he assigns him to a particular office, his resolve to ensure …Read More

Source:: New Mail