…pledges loyalty to the government

The Defence Headquarters has disassociated themselves from the advice that President Muhammadu Buhari should hand over power to the Nigerian military.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Robert Clark, has called for the military to control the government temporarily and restructure Nigeria.

Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Defence Information in a statement said, the attention of the military high command had been drawn to a statement suggesting that current political leadership should hand over power to the military for restructuring

Nwachukwu said the Armed Forces of Nigeria remain fully committed to the present administration and all associated democratic institutions.

“The Nigerian Military wish to 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.

“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 Muhammadu Buhari and the 1999 Constitution as Amended.

“We shall continue to discharge our constitutional responsibilities professionally, especially in protecting the country’s democracy, defence of the territorial integrity of the country as well as protection of lives and properties of citizens,” he said.

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