Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai

THE Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, Wednesday, picked gap in Tuesday’s statement attributed to the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, asking the Nigerian Army to disregard President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that they deal ruthlessly with ballot box snatchers within the coming common elections.

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai and different high Army personnel Buratai, who stated Atiku’s statement was most unlucky provided that he was within the highest degree of presidency within the nation earlier than and is aware of absolutely that the Nigerian Army particularly and the army, generally, are meant to obey the orders of the Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces to the latter,stated they are going to deal with Buhari’s newest order with exception.

To this finish, he requested the previous Vice President not solely to withdraw the statement however to additionally apologise for trying to invite the military towards what he termed as “constituted authority” it was meant to absolutely obey.

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Buratai warned politicians and their supporters towards testing the need of the military, insisting that these discovered to have violated the regulation, will probably be handled according to President Buhari’s directive.

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Although he didn’t categorically point out the previous Vice President’s title, his description of his goal pointed to the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate. The military chief disclosed that personnel connected to retired Army Generals, particularly those that have grow to be politicians will probably be withdrawn simply as he stated no political actors will probably be allowed military escort. He warned officers towards enjoying partisan roles, saying these with such emotions had up to Friday, February 22 to resign.

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