Nigerian Military Speaks on Overthrowing Buhari’s Government

Nigerian Military speaks on overthrowing Buhari’s Government; The Nigerian military remains fully committed to the current administration.

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

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Robert Clarke,  demanded that the military should control the government for a short period of time to restructure the nation.

However, a statement by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Defence Information, said the Armed Forces of Nigeria remain fully committed to the current administration and all associated democratic institutions.

The spokesman noted that the military will continue to remain apolitical, submits to the civil authority, firmly loyal to the Commander-in-Chief, President Buhari, and the 1999 amended Constitution.

Nwachukwu further added that the military will continue to carry out its responsibilities professionally, protect the country’s democracy, defend the territorial integrity of the country and ensure the lives and properties of its citizens are preserved.

The statement gave a warning to politicians who nurse the inordinate ambition to rule this country outside the democratic system, to banish such thoughts, assuring that the military under the current leadership remains committed to the defense of Nigeria’s democracy and its growth.

“We also wish to remind all military personnel that it is reasonable 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 an agenda.

“The current security challenges are not insurmountable. The Armed Forces of Nigeria in partnership with other security agencies are working assiduously to ameliorate the challenge. Nigeria will know peace again”, it read.

The military is in no way planning to overthrow the present administration. They remain committed to Buhari’s regime and will in no way go against what is stated in the 1999 Constitution.

The law remains the law and the military cannot act outside the law because it is necessary for order to reign in a nation.

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