NIGERIAN ARMY DEBUNKS PLOT TO TRUNCATE DEMOCRACY
By Mcanthony Onuoha
The Armed Forces of Nigeria has debunked the story making the rounds alleging a grand plot to truncate the Nation’s democratic system.
The Force dismissed the story with total dismay saying that it was being peddled by some unscrupulous elements.
It has been alleged in some quarters that some military officers met with a Presidential candidate with the aim of disrupting the general election and setting the country on fire.
According to a press release signed by Acting Director Defense Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau and made available to the media, ” The Armed Forces of Nigeria notes with dismay the story being peddled around by some unscrupulous elements alleging that some military officers met with a Presidential candidate with the aim of disrupting the general election and setting the country on fire. The wicked and very malicious propaganda indicated that a so- called Thursday meeting is plotting a coup d’etat to establish unconstitutional order.”
” The Armed Forces of Nigeria is disheartened that even politically exposed persons can denigrate themselves into joining agents of destabilization and violence in making false claims just to heighten tension in the polity. ”
Continuing, the Force said, “It needs to be stated that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is a professional military that is loyal to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and will never be part of any evil plot against our democracy. Besides, the Military remains apolitical and neutral in the current political process and will not engage in the alleged shenanigans. The Armed Forces of Nigeria will never be part of any ignoble plot to truncate our hard-earned democracy”.
However, The Armed Forces of Nigeria went ahead to warn that those who engage in fabricating and spreading unfounded information would be invited by the appropriate law enforcement agencies to substantiate their claims, advising the general public to disregard such information and go about their normal activities.