Why Buhari Fired His Chief Security Officer #Beekhaybee

On July 4, Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari fired Abdulrahman Mani, his chief security officer (CSO). Presidency sources told The Cable that Mani was
involved in “shady deals” in fixing appointments
and was allegedly “undermining” the president. According to the source, the former CSO
committed various misdemeanours, among
which was a recent discovery that he was the
one who leaked Buhari’s itinerary to Diezani
Alison-Madueke when he travelled to London in
May. Alison-Madueke, the former minister of
petroleum resources, had surprisingly travelled on the same British Airways flight with the
president and was sitting right behind him. The ex-minister normally flew private jets in and
outside the country; therefore, her presence on
the flight was not considered a coincidence. READ ALSO: No More Intimidation – Buhari Warns Politicians It was reported that during the flight she wanted to talk to Buhari following a series of allegations of corruption against her. However, Alison-
Madueke’s aides denied the claim, insisting that
she was on a private trip for her son’s
graduation. “Investigations also revealed that Mani has been
actively undermining the president, working
against every value the president upholds and
conducting himself in such a manner as to
suggest that he is out to pull down the
president,” the source said. Buhari appointed Mani as chief security officer
after the presidential election in March although
he had been organising security for him since
2011. The president also fired Widi Liman, his
administrative officer, who allegedly acted with
Mani in turning securing appointments with the
president into a “business venture”.

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