Chris Steven, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Colonel Hamid Ibrahim Alli as his Chief Of Staff.
A Presidency source disclosed that
Colonel Ali is currently undergoing SSS screening in preparation for his appointment.
Colonel Alli is a brave Kano Prince. He was a military governor of Kaduna state and a die hard IBB boy who is reputed to have made the statement “I can follow IBB to war blindfolded” to show how much he believed in IBB as a general. But that didn’t stop him from looking IBB in the face and telling him he was wrong on the case of the annulment of June 12 1993 elections.
He lost his commission because he refused to support the annulment of the June 12 election and Abacha’s takeover of government instead of handing over to MKO. Despite his famous dislike for MKO, whom he saw as an arrogant man, he insisted justice and fairplay must be done. He demanded MKO be sworn in even if he was a devil.
Rumour has it that he would have been killed if not because he was a blue blood.
He left the Army and government unceremoniously, a simple man without money or scandal. According to reports, he is into poultry farming and still drives a 504 Peugeot.