By Princess-Ekwi Ajide Abuja
The Armed Forces of Nigeria has denied reports alleging that some military officers met with a Presidential candidate with the aim of disrupting the uocoming general elections.
A statement signed by the Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, described the report as wicked and malicious propaganda which indicated that a so-called thursday meeting is plotting a Coup d’etat to establish unconstitutional order.
THE STATEMENT SAID THE ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA IS DISHEARTENED THAT EVEN POLITICALLY EXPOSED PERSONS COULD DENIGRATE THEMSELVES INTO JOINING AGENTS OF DESTABILISATION AND VIOLENCE IN MAKING FALSE CLAIMS JUST TO HEIGHTEN TENSION IN THE POLITY.
It stated that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is a professional military loyal to the constitution of the Federal Republic and will never be part of any evil plot against the democracy.
The statement further reaffirmed that the Military remains apolitical and neutral in the current political process and will not engage in the alleged shenanigans adding that the Armed Forces of Nigeria will never be part of any ignoble plot to truncate our hard-earned democracy.
The statement emphasised that the Armed Forces of Nigeria thereby, warns all those who engage in fabricating and spreading unfounded misinformation will be invited by the appropriate law enforcement agencies to substantiate their claims and advised the general public to disregard such information and go about their normal activities without fear