Nigeria, Feb. 24 -- The Senate has betrayed Nigerians "by rushing to confirm the immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors", the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said.

The party, which stated this in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the confirmation was meant to make the former service chiefs evade prosecution for crimes committed under their watch.

The Senate, on Tuesday, ignored petitions and complaints from Nigerians to confirm the four immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors at the recommendation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The ex-service chiefs, namely the former Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; former Chief ...