APC's Presidential candidate for the February 14, 2015 Presidential election has countered President Goodluck Jonathan's claims that the Jonathan administration spent more on the military than the Buhari/Idiagbon combination of 1984/85.
According to information made available by Dele Alake (Buhari's aide),
in 1984/85, Buhari spent 38.86% of the military budget on military hardware, whereas the Yar'Adua/Jonathan of 2007-2010 administration spent 34.67% of military budget on military hardware. Whereas the Goodluck/Sambo govt gave only 10% to military hardware in the 2014 budget.
Read the published journal below:
Published in the Journal of African Macroeconomic Review, Volume 2 Number 1, the study, entitled: “ Comparative Regime Analysis of the Trend and Structure of Military Expenditure in Nigeria, 1980-2010,” revealed that while the Buhari/Idiagbon spent 38.68 per cent of total allocation to the military on capital items such as military hardware between January 1984 and August 1985 when it was overthrown, the Yar’Adua/Jonathan administration spent 34.67 per cent of military budget between May 2007 and May 2010.