By Abba Dukawa, Kano
The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), has said that as the NSA between 2012 and 2015, he has never campaigned for the All Progressives Congress (APC) nor its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in whatever shape or form before, during or after the 2015 presidential election.
In a statement he personally signed on Sunday, and which Stallion Times obtained from PRNigeria.
“My attention has been drawn to a false report to the effect that I discreetly campaigned for Muhammadu Buhari and his party APC while I was serving as President Jonathan’s National Security Adviser.
According to him, he was only involved in the unsuccessful attempt at forging an alliance between the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), prior to the 2011 elections.
Further noted that, at first, I found the report too ridiculous to take seriously but on a second thought, I felt it would be appropriate not only to debunk it but to put the records straight especially in view of politics of mischief and character assassination that are unfortunately the norms today.
Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) explained that the truth is that “I was involved in an attempt at forging an alliance between the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) among others prior to 2011 elections which was not successful”.
My involvement in that political process ended after the elections of 2011, saying that at the point of accepting the appointment to serve as National Security Adviser (NSA in 2012, I made clear to President Jonathan that I had relationships with General Muhammadu Buhari of CPC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu of ACN and Chief Ogbonnaya Onu of ANPP among others opposition elements and that the appointment would not cause me to severe the relationship. I, however, assured him that I would never betray him. As a man of honour, I kept to my words. He further explained, as NSA between 2012 and 2015, I never campaigned for APC nor its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in whatever shape or form before, during or after the 2015 presidential election, adding that I never worked at cross purposes with my boss, President Goodluck Jonathan as being recklessly insinuated by mischief makers on their blogs and social media.” The statement concluded