Saturday, March 8, 2014

Presidency Begs Military: Please Do not Abort Democracy

The federal government on Friday pleaded with the military not to interrupt governance in the country, just as it gave assurance that the problem of insurgency, communal clashes among other challenges would all soon be things of the past.

Information minister, Labaran Maku, while handing over in Abuja, as Supervising Minister of Defence to the new minister, Gen. Aliyu Gusau, told the military not to consider the utterances against 2015 as well as Boko Haram fight especially by the Borno State governor, Kashim Shetima, saying that “even the state governor has the misfortune of discretion.”

Begging the military not to take over power due to the insecurity in the country, he said:

“We are already heading towards electoral situation and there have been a lot of utterance from within and outside the country. One great thing the armed forces will continue to do is to remain loyal to the constitution, Commander-In-Chief and the democratic system.”

The minister expressed regrets that while Boko Haram was orchestrating crisis in the country on one hand, the political class on the other hand, were also overheating the polity over the 2015 general elections.

He pleaded with the military to discountenance the inflammatory utterances by politicians on the security and political challenges in the country, demanding their continuous loyalty to democratic structures.

The minister, Gen. Aliyu Gusau, promised to do his best to restore normalcy in North-East and other areas.

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