Wednesday, April 11, 2018

No "hobnobbing" or "being partisan" during Nigeria's elections

"I have directed for a special Standing Court Martial to be set up in preparation for the coming 2019 elections."

"I must warn that any Nigerian Army personnel found hobnobbing with politicians or being partisan will be investigated and sent to the Special Standing Court Martial."

"I must state clearly that any officer or soldier who wishes to be sympathetic to political, religious or ethnic cause should voluntarily retire from the Nigerian Army," [Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur] Buratai said.

He also restated the ban on any form of worship outside the barracks except those permitted for wedding and other social functions.

“Therefore, officers and soldiers must restrain themselves from any act of political, religious or ethnic patronage as these would attract severe consequences,’’ he said.

From this report in Vanguard.

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