The slanted news story with the above title in the social media claiming that the Honourable Minister of Interior, Retired Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau has switched his loyalty from one individual to another is the height of mischief making and fictional reporting in the country.
For the avoidance of doubt, the loyalty of the Honourable Minister of Interior to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to the Constitution of the nation has never been in doubt and should not be misconstrued to mean loyalty to an individual.
It will be recalled that on the 11th of November, 2015, the Honourable Minister took the oath of Office to defend the Constitution of Nigeria and to uphold its honour and glory as espoused in the recitation of the National Pledge before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council Meeting.
Therefore, it will amount to an act of sabotage and great disservice to the nation for any group or media organisation to allege that the Minister has switched an unfounded loyalty to an individual.
For the sake of clarity, the Minister remains loyal the Federal Republic of Nigeria and would carry out whatever task or instructions handed down to him by any legitimate leader of the nation.
Therefore, those who are seeking the flow of blood in the channel of clean waters for whatever reason known to them should look elsewhere, because the loyalty of General Dambazau to Nigeria and its institutions has never been and would never be in doubt.
Comrade Edwin Uhara is a Journalist and Public Affairs Commentator. He writes from Abuja.