The Military High Command has warned misguided politicians and one Robert Clark SAN nursing the inordinate ambition to rule this country outside the ballot box to banish such thoughts as the military under the current leadership remain resolute in the Defence of Nigeria’s Democracy and its growth.
Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachkwu in a statement on Monday and made available to Defence Correspondents said, the attention of the military high command has been drawn to a statement purported to have been made by one Robert Clark SAN, suggesting that current political leadership should hand over power to the military for the purpose of restructuring.
Onyema said, the Nigerian Military therefore dissociate itself from such anti-democratic utterance and position.
'Let it be stated categorically that the Armed Forces of Nigeria remain fully committed to the present Administration and all associated democratic institutions", the statement said.
"We shall continue to remain apolitical, subordinate to the Civil Authority, firmly loyal to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari and the 1999 Constitution as Amended" he added.
DefencDefensesperson added that the armed forces of Nigeria shall continue to discharge cons tutional responsibilities professionally, especially in protecting the country’s democracy, defence territorial integrity of the country as well as protection of lives and properties of citizens.
He also said, we also wish to remind all military personnel that it is treasonable to even contemplate this illegality.
The full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on any personnel found to collude with people having such agenda. an
The current security challenges are not insurmountable.
The Armed Forces of Nigeria in partnership with other sequences are working assiduously to ameliorate the challenge. Nigeria will know peace again. PLEASE BE WARNED!