Published On: Fri, May 19th, 2017

Group warns politicians against dragging army into politics

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FG investigates, clears Buratai, wivesBy Ochiaka Ugwu

The recent call by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai for politicians to desist from dragging army into politics got a boost from a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance (COCMEGG).
Rising from an emergency meeting convened in Abuja yesterday by the National President of COCMEGG in Nigeria, Comrade Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele, the group informed that the warning came after discussing the recent press statement issued by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai, warning some mischief politicians and agent provocateurs on their unethical relationship with the Army and soliciting favours that run contrary to national interests and with the consequences of destabilizing the polity at this time of our national history.
They stated that the situation necessitated them to add a voice to the clarion call to warn and caution politicians, business moguls and mischief makers who would want to capitalise on the present situation to overheat the polity and destabilise the nascent democracy and return Nigeria back to the dark days.
They however, pledged their unalloyed support to the Chief of Army Staff in his patriotic call and efforts to keep Nigeria peaceful and stable and therefore, warn politicians, power seekers and political jobbers to desist from heating-up the polity unnecessarily and stop their ungodly acts of soliciting the assistance of soldiers to create disharmony and chaos capable of bringing all the achievements of the present administration to naught.
They went ahead to warn mischief makers trying to solicit and collaborate with officers and men of the Nigerian Army negatively, to desist forthwith in the interest of national unity, peace and stability.
COCMEGG also urged well-meaning Nigerians to put their eyes and ears on the ground so as to report to the military authorities and other agencies of government of any clandestine meetings so as to fish out the bad eggs and nip in the bud, these plans of self serving politicians that do not mean well for the collective aspirations of Nigerians.

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