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President Buhari is seeking a second term in office (photo credit: TVC)

A retired army officer, Major General David Jemibewon, has explained why some retired Generals are opposed to President Buhari administration.

According to Jemibewon, the criticisms of Buhari is for him to enhance his performance and meet the needs of Nigerians who voted him into power.

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Retired Generals Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, T.Y Danjuma, and some others have on different occasions lampooned the Buhari’s administration for various reasons.

Speaking with The Sun, however, Jemibewon said Some Generals may feel disappointed but not necessarily in every aspect.

He said, “Personally, I feel that governance is not an easy thing but there are times that you just need to do the right thing and some people may feel hurt by your actions.

“That is the only way you could make the society happy and for them to feel that you are just. Some Generals may feel disappointed but not necessarily in every respect.

“Life itself is full of ups and downs but let us see positive actions to show that one is in charge.

“I am not certain that it is every aspect that the Generals you mentioned are not happy with the administration.

“And in any case, what has probably influenced them to make whatever statements they have made is because of esprit de corps.

“If you want somebody to succeed, you have to criticize him if you are not satisfied with his performance on a particular subject.

“So, for the Generals criticizing him, I am not sure it means they are abandoning him. I feel that they want him to do well because let us be honest, he is one of us and if he does well, it will rub off on us. If he does not do well, it will rub off on us.

“I think that it is that training that connects all of us. That is probably why they are expressing their opinion but that does not mean they are not supporting him. I think that they feel that by criticizing him, he will improve.”