Military Warns Amaechi, Others Over Mutiny Comments

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The Nigerian Military on Friday warned politicians in the country against using political campaigns to undermine its operations.

This was apparently in response to a recent call by the Rivers state governor and Director-General, All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chibuike Amaechi, where he encouraged soldiers to protest against the Federal Government.

“In view of the series of insinuations, allegations and false claims being made by certain activists and politicians on the legal and disciplinary process in the Nigerian military, the Defence Headquarters finds it necessary to make this call,” a statement issued by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said.

“Politicians should avoid using the forum or medium of their political campaigns to incite or endorse acts of indiscipline in the nation’s military establishments.

“This call has become necessary as the trend got to another level on Tuesday when a prominent politician declared that soldiers have the right to protest Federal Government’s failure to fully equip them.

“It was expected that the fellow quoted or his party would have made immediate moves to correct this fallacy or erroneous impression being propagated, especially in view of the level of knowledge of his principal and candidate in the forthcoming elections.

The statement said since no such gesture was forthcoming there was the need to caution against “the propagation of this dangerous idea before it causes more problems’’.

“The military institution, for the avoidance of any doubt, rejects this declaration and its intention in all ramifications,” the statement read.

The military explained further that its law, as recognised by the Constitution of the Federation, is an appropriate legal document for the management of affairs of the military.

“The processes it outlines for handling military offences remain legal and will continue to be applied in the interest of the nation’s security and democracy.

“Individuals and interest groups seeking to play to the gallery by being meddlesome, sensational or mischievous in interpreting developments in the military are advised to moderate their activities with some decorum.

“It is clear that the false accusations which depend on unsubstantiated allegations being peddled about the military operations in Nigeria are intended to tarnish the reputation of the military and its leadership.

“The campaign apparently aimed at undermining constituted authority in the military must not be encouraged,’’ it said.

The statement noted further that the war on terror is not all about equipment, but mindset of both the military and the public, and inciting remarks can only compound the situation for all involved.

It however noted that “The Nigerian military has resolved not to yield to whims and caprices of those seeking to undermine its system purely for populist or political ends.”

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5 Comments

  • Immediately an ex-militant and an element indicted by security report became a governor by litigation, and now a campaign manager,I anticipated an “area boys”campaign approach.Inciting the military,reminiscent of Nigerian politicians,is not in the best interest of Nigerians.Amaechi is suffering from anxiety in anticipation of charges bothering on vices,hence he and his cohorts want to rock the Nigerian boat.Politicians should talk issues and not character assassination,malignment, and inciteful statements.If you do not win today,you will win tomorrow. Leave the military alone.Arms and ammunitions are not only the instrument to win insurgency and terrorism. As we have “skelewu” workers in the offices and private sectors,so we have them in the military.Such workers are lazy,fault finding and excuse mongers and can do anything to dodge responsibility.

  • This is purely an act of sabotage trying to subverse Nigerian Military’s mind against the constituted government. All effort have to be made to root out politicians in our military because the Amechi of a person must have established a strong stand among the military before having such statement publicized. For Christ sake hw on earth would a raw bloody sinner like Amechi will be inciting in the military at this time that we are praying for God’s help in fighting the BHT that is possing a strong challenging hand to us to turn against the leaders that are piloting the affairs of our nation? He must have bad intension and thats why he want to divert the nation’s attension to this and he suppose to called for questioning as regards his subversive statement and mutiny planing. All eyes should remain open please. Dear fellows, lets face what is facing us and forget these politicians, we will have their time in no distant time……. Long live Nigerian military as we pray for God’s protection and help in bringing this insurgency to a succesful end. My loyality I pledge to the Fed. Rep. Of. Nigeria……

  • AMECHI WILL DO ANYTHING TO UNDERMINE DEMOCRACY SO AS NOT TO FACE PROSECUTION FROM ALL HIS ATROCITIES KNOWING FULLY WELL THAT NOTHING IS STOPPING JONATHAN FROM COMING BACK. HIS PRAYERS IS THAT MILITARY TAKES OVER THE GOVERNMENT… I PITY HIM BECAUSE HE WILL SURELY FACE THE MUSIC HE’S PLAYING.

  • Well,I thank God that the whole world is watching the kind of move and notorious activities of Amaechi!,when the rain will start falling on him people will say is wickedness on earth will he say a thing like that? I blame peter odili for picking him as a house boy if not,tell ne how he would have find his way into politics! I think he has a mental problem,is he the only Apc governor?…

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