Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to not use the army architectures to intimidate Nigerians from exercising their franchise within the Presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections holding nationwide this Saturday.
Aare Adams made this name in a press release signed by his Particular Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Aderemi, insisting that using army throughout elections was arbitrary and a ploy to undermine Nigeria’s democracy, simply as he declared that the nation was not a banana republic whereby the Federal Authorities would strategically foist the army on the residents throughout elections.
The Generalissimo, whereas agreeing that there have been safety challenges throughout the nation, nonetheless, contended that no person can use that as a ploy to make use of army to undermine Nigeria’s democracy, lamenting that what was being skilled since final Saturday was not too good for the nation as some politicians had perfected plans to truncate the nation’s democracy by the again door.
“We’re not in a banana republic, whereby the FG will, strategically, foist the army on us throughout elections. I agree there are safety challenges throughout the nation, nonetheless, no person can use that as a ploy to make use of the army to undermine our democracy. What we’re experiencing since final Saturday is just not too good for us as a nation, as a result of some politicians have perfected their plans to truncate this democracy by the again door,” he lamented.
Aare, who lamented that lots of people, together with himself made private sacrificed to have the present democracy within the nation, pointedly stated in civilized clime, the police and the Civil Defence males have been normally used to observe elections, whereas the army was used throughout wars, declaring that the approaching election was not a conflict and, due to this fact, no want to make use of army to observe election processes.
“The entire world is watching us. Many people put our lives on the road for us to have this democracy. Many individuals misplaced their lives for us to have this democracy. Our democracy got here with a number of sacrifices. In a civilized clime, the police and the Civil defence are normally used to observe elections, whereas the army is used throughout wars. The approaching election is just not a conflict, so why the directives to make use of the army to observe election processes?
“That is scary and their presence will certainly result in chaos. This election must be peaceable, free and truthful. We don’t need a massacre, nonetheless, with this improvement, I’ve a sense that many Nigerians will probably be disenfranchised and that may taint Nigeria’s picture and it’ll additionally ship a unsuitable sign to the worldwide communities,” he stated.
Adams, whereas contending that something in need of a free and truthful election can be disastrous, urged Nigerians to not be intimidated with the actions of the army, whilst he declared that election was by no means a do or die affair.