The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai to desist from moves that make the Army appear to be siding a political party.
In a message by the spokesperson of the opposition party, Kola Ologbondiyan, he asked the Chief of Army staff not to
drag the Army into politics.
He also asked the COAS to refrain from actions that are capable of suggesting in any manner that the military has become an arm of a political party.
Furthermore, Ologbondiyan stated that in the end, posterity will judge everyone hence the Army chief should be careful. He ended his message by saying that what is before Nigerians is an election not war.
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Read the Message below:
‘Dear Buratai, I hope this tweet meets you well? I urge you to refrain from acts or actions that will suggest in any way that the military has become an arm of a political party.
Remember, posterity stands to Judge us all. What is upon us is an #ElectionNotWar Regards.
Meanwhile, supporters of the PDP on twitter have been trending the line #electionnotwar, questioning the employment of Army Officers across the 36 states of the federation.
See some of their tweets below:
Israel Ogunseye: Just so you know – we are having #ElectionisNotWar so why deploy soldiers if you don’t have uterior motives?
Adiela Nwosu: Dear Nigerians, don’t be fooled by any broadcast, he has instructed his security to go about intimidating&arresting @OfficialPDPNig leaders. Senator Rafiu has been arrested. Chairmen of wards in the FCT are been summoned. Oshiomole too is hunting Mrs Evelyn Igbafe
Benny Umoren: APC Reps, Olamide Oni (Oni Atiba) now going about harassing PDP members in EFON-ALAAYE, Ekiti State with a PICK UP VAN loaded with ARMED Mopol. #ElectionNotWar
Kuyet Simon Karick: This is a democratic era, the Military must steer clear from involvement in the electoral processes. We will not allow for any form disrupt in the process. #ElectionNotWar