January 27, 2023



2023: Coalition condemns try to pull army into partisan politics

Chief of Defence Workers Common Leo Irabor

Because the nation equipped for 2023 common elections, a non-partisan advocacy group, Nationwide Democratic Coalition (NDC) has frowned at makes an attempt by some mischievous components to pull the Armed Forces into partisan politics.

NDC mentioned the Armed Forces of Nigeria underneath the management of the Chief of Defence Workers, Common Fortunate Irabor is apolitical and ought to be left alone to give attention to decimating prison components terrorizing harmless lives throughout the nation.

The Coalition described the 2 movies circulating on-line because the work of disgruntled components threatened by the successes of the army, and have made themselves prepared instruments to trigger disaffection.

The primary video clip consciously portrays troops making merry and dancing to music purportedly in celebration and open endorsement of 1 presidential candidate within the forthcoming elections.

The second video clip (with the identical visuals as the primary one) willfully reveals troops supposedly dancing to a derogatory track that insults the persona of one other presidential candidate.

The Nationwide Democratic Coalition in a press launch signed by the President, Abdulazeez Lamido and Secretary, Ogbonaya Ude on Wednesday, strongly condemned the movies, asking the safety businesses to go after those that produced it.

NDC mentioned “We’re disturbed that presently the nation is getting ready for the 2023 Common elections, some components have made themselves prepared instruments to trigger disaffection within the polity. That is coming at a time the Armed Forces of Nigeria is doing every little thing inside their capability to take care of the safety challenges within the nation.

“Now we have no possibility however to agree that the producers of the movies are working in tandem with enemies of the nation. Clearly, they’re offended with the style the army has gone out to deal with prison components.

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The Coalition mentioned the movies clearly wish to present the army as being partisan within the forthcoming elections.

“The movies are coming a couple of days after requires the sack of the CDS over the destruction of an unlawful bunkering vessel. Clearly, the enemies of Nigeria wish to launch assaults on the AFN from totally different angles.

“We’re conscious that the Chief of Defence Workers, Common Fortunate Irabor, has pledged the loyalty of the army management to democratic rule within the nation.

“Throughout a media chat tagged ‘Open Ears Dialogue’, the CDS urged politicians to desist from luring armed forces members into political issues, saying the army ought to be insulated from any political persuasions or inclinations.

The CDS additionally mentioned “And in the identical vein, the management of the armed forces can be telling politicians to go away us alone, don’t combine us up with points that must do with politics and don’t use political inclinations and persuasions to wish to lure anyone from the armed forces into the thought of getting to undertake coups and all.”

The Coalition urged Nigerians to ignore the movies and assist the Armed Forces to win the varied battles towards criminals.

“This isn’t time to distract our troops who’re engaged within the totally different theatres of operations. We should assist them to win the battle and return the nation to the trail of peace.”