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Military assure Nigerians of peaceful elections

The Nigerian Armed Forces has assured Nigerians of their preparedness
towards ensuring a hitch-free conduct of the coming  2019 general elections.
Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim  said the Armed Forces is prepared to
ensure and main peace before, during and after the elections.
He affirmed the military’s neutrality, impartiality and strict adherence to
professional code of electoral conduct.
Similarly, Brigadier John said the military is poised at carrying out its constitutional function with zero tolerance to unprofessional conduct.
“We thereby warned all military personnel assigned to the polls to be non-
partisan, and must not appear at the polls with military accoutrement
as any military personnel found guilty will be severely dealt with.”
He said no military personnel are expected to fraternize with any political
parties and association, considering their right to perform their
civic duties, they must approach their polling units in mufti devoid
of any military accoutrement.
`Any military personnel who is not on essential duty that is found on
military uniform on election day will be arrested and face the full
wrath of military justice system`. He said.
Meanwhile, the military warned the public to be of good conduct at the
polls while performing their constitutional duties as anyone found
disrupting public peace or parading self in military uniform to
intimidate voters will be treated as a terrorist and severely dealt
with in accordance with the law of the land.
He further said that based on intelligent gathering that some people
are planning to scuttle free and fair elections in some parts of the
country.
Brigadier John warned such group of persons to desist from
such unpatriotic act as they will not spare anyone caught in such act
no matter highly placed in the society.

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