A Traditional Ruler and Chairman Council of Owu Monarchs, Oba Hammed Adekunle Makama, has described the attempt to tarnish the image of the former chief of army staff and Nigeria Ambassador to Benin Republic, Ambassador TY Buratai as a media terrorism.
Olowu of Kuta warned some faceless groups who behind the attack against Buratai to desist from the act.
Speaking during a press conference in his palace at Owu -Kuta on Tuesday, Oba Makama said those behind the attack on the person of Ambassador Buratai sponsored blackmail after several unsuccessful attempts to get him removed from office before his time.
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.”
Olowu who said Buratai has transformed the Nigeria mission in Cotonou said pulling him down purely because of politics is condescending.