Guber Polls: Army Charges Personnel To Focus On Safety Of Electorate

Col-SK-UsmanThe Nigerian Army has ordered soldiers, who will be on election duties today for the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections to focus on the safety of the electorate.

It also directed all formations and units to remain vigilant and to act within the law to forestall any attempt to endanger the lives of Nigerians wherever they may reside.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Friday, tasked all Nigerian Army personnel on election duties to discharge their duties professionally and within the confines of the Code of Conduct for military personnel on election duties.

The Army spokesman assured Nigerians of the military’s continued subordination to constituted civil authority and to protection of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He also advised Nigerians to remain law-abiding and to continue to discharge their civic obligations of voting for the candidates of their choice without any fear.

The statement reads in part: “The Nigerian Army wishes to reassure the general public that their security is guaranteed within the law, as it is working in conjunction with other security agencies to ensure safety of lives and property of all Nigerians before, during and after elections.

“To this end, the Nigerian Army has directed all formations and units to remain vigilant and act within the law to prevent any attempt to endanger the lives of Nigerians wherever they may reside.

“Similarly, all Nigerian Army personnel on election duties are advised to discharge their duties professionally and within the confines of the Code of Conduct for military personnel on election duties”.

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