The Nigerian Military, on Tuesday, stated that the one position it might play within the 2019 common elections was to supply a peaceable environment.
Military stated this in a press release signed by Colonel Sagir Musa, the Appearing Director Military Public Relations on its web site.
A part of the assertion learn, “Our Guidelines of Engagement and Code of Conduct haven’t assigned any political position to the Military on this regard. The Military’s involvement begins and ends with the supply of a peaceable and safe surroundings for the conduct of 2019 Basic Elections.”
The Military was reacting to an allegation that considered one of its troopers was concerned in political actions in Rivers State. The Military stated the allegation was unfaithful.
Musa stated, “The eye of the Nigerian Military has been drawn to an allegation of involvement of considered one of its officers in politics in Rivers State which was discovered to be unfaithful.
“The Nigerian Military would have ordinarily ignored such baseless insinuations however for the unsuspecting members of the general public who could also be misled to imagine the unsubstantiated allegations of political involvement of a army officer.
“The Military has made it sufficiently and persistently clear that none of its personnel might be concerned in political campaigns, escort of VIPs for political missions and above all, aiding or supporting any political social gathering as has been circulated in official circulars and statements.
“The Chief of Military Employees, COAS, Lieutenant Basic Tukur Buratai has persistently known as on troopers to uphold the tenets of army professionalism and be guided by the foundations of Engagement and the structure of Nigeria towards sustaining a responsive military within the discharge of its constitutional roles.
“Due to this fact, any insinuation or assertion towards this open declaration will not be solely mischievous however politically motivated with the intent to tarnish the status of the Military which has been constructed on self-discipline and obedient to civil authorities below the management of the Chief of Military Employees.”
The safety outfit went on to warn Nigerians to “at all times ignore info attributed to the Nigerian Military which might be opposite to its core values of professionalism, respect for others and open declaration on the foundations of engagement.”