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Army warns UK, others against interfering in Nigeria’s affairs

botchway March 13, 2019


THE Nigerian Army has warned foreign governments against interfering in Nigeria’s domestic issues, describing a statement credited to United Kingdom, which accused the military of undue involvement in the governorship election in Rivers State as baseless, untrue and capable of misleading unsuspected members of the public.
The army in a statement, yesterday, by its spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, advised that any allegation against the army must be confirmed from appropriate quarters before jumping to conclusions.
In the statement, entitled: “Re: UK expresses concern over military involvement in Rivers poll,” the army insisted that the statement by the UK was untrue, especially when there was no credible record of such involvement anywhere in Nigeria before, during and after the 2019 elections.”
The statement read in part: “Foreign interests are, therefore, enjoined to be mindful of interfering in our national internal affairs, especially when there is no credible evidence. Any allegation against the Nigerian Army must be confirmed from appropriate quarters before jumping to conclusions.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to state that the statement is totally baseless, untrue and, therefore, capable of misleading unsuspected members of the public, especially when there is no credible record of such involvement anywhere in Nigeria before, during and after the 2019 elections. “The Nigerian Army, as a responsible organisation, wishes to debunk such misrepresentation in order to set the record straight. Similarly, it is on record that the Nigerian Army has been globally applauded by many individuals, foreign and local elections observers for its sacrifices/roles in creating an enabling environment for a secure, transparent and peaceful conduct of the elections.
“The Nigerian Army has made it clear that its only interest and role in the entire electioneering processes is purely to assist civil authority and the Nigerian police to have a secure and peaceful conduct of the elections.
“Foreign interests are, therefore, enjoined to be mindful of interfering in our national internal affairs, especially when there is no credible evidence. Any allegation against the Nigerian Army must be confirmed from appropriate quarters before jumping to conclusions.”
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