Rejects participation in Rivers elections.
By Kingsley Omonobi & Joseph Erunke.
ABUJA– THE Nigerian Army has actually alerted foreign federal governments versus interfering in Nigeria’s domestic problems, explaining a declaration credited to UK, which implicated the armed force of unnecessary participation in the governorship election in Rivers State as unwarranted, false and efficient in deceiving unsuspected members of the general public.
The army in a declaration, the other day, by its representative, Col. Sagir Musa, recommended that any claims versus the army need to be validated from suitable quarters prior to leaping to conclusions.
In the declaration, entitled: “Re: UK reveals issue over military participation in Rivers survey,” the army firmly insisted that the declaration by the UK was false, specifically when there was no reputable record of such participation any where in Nigeria prior to, throughout and after the 2019 elections. “.
The declaration checked out in part: “Foreign interests are, for that reason, told to be conscious of interfering in our nationwide internal affairs, specifically when there is no reputable proof.
” Any claims versus the Nigerian Army need to be validated from suitable quarters prior to leaping to conclusions.
” The Nigerian Army wants to state that the declaration is absolutely unwarranted, false and, for that reason, efficient in deceiving unsuspected members of the general public, specifically when there is no reputable record of such participation any where in Nigeria prior to, throughout and after the 2019 elections.
” The Nigerian Army, as an accountable organisation, wants to unmask such misstatement in order to set the record directly. Likewise, it is on record that the Nigerian Army has actually been internationally praised by numerous people, foreign and regional elections observers for its sacrifices/roles in developing an allowing environment for a safe and secure, transparent and serene conduct of the elections.
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” The Nigerian Army has actually likewise drawn the attention of the general public to naughty activities of some self-centered people who hired hooligans worn military uniform and equipped to bug and frighten their challengers.
” Sometimes, as reported, and as shown in different intelligence reports, hooligans worn military tiredness took tally boxes and other electoral products. Some INEC personnel were apparently abducted.
” The Nigerian Army, for the umpteenth time, restates that it will stay apolitical, neutral and expert in the conduct of the 2019 basic election and in all its appointed functions throughout the country in line with the instruction of the Chief of Army Personnel, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai.”.
” The Nigerian Army has actually made it clear that its only interest and function in the whole electioneering procedures is simply to help civil authority and the Nigerian authorities to have a safe and secure and serene conduct of the elections.
” Foreign interests are, for that reason, told to be conscious of interfering in our nationwide internal affairs, specifically when there is no reputable proof. Any claims versus the Nigerian Army need to be validated from suitable quarters prior to leaping to conclusions.
” Currently the Chief of Army Personnel, COAS has set-up a committee to examine all grumbles associating with declared expert misbehavior by NA workers in the conduct of the elections.
” Members of the general public are additional guaranteed of the decision of the Nigerian Army to objectively perform its constitutional tasks, regardless of the unwarranted allegations, specifically from those who felt it has actually rejected them flexibility to unlawfully and selfishly overturn the option of Nigerians.
” As a worthy organization, the Nigerian Army, thus, assures members of the general public of its decision to handle any of its workers whose actions fall nasty of the law.”