Don’t Drag Soldiers Into Politics, Group Warns

a civil society group has stated that politicians in Nigeria shouldn’t drag military personnel into politics. Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance (COCMEGG) in Nigeria has warned politicians, business moguls and mischief makers against capitalising on the present situation in the country to overheat the polity and destabilise its nascent democracy…”
Moroti Olatujoye
May 24, 2017 1:13 pm

a civil society group has stated that politicians in Nigeria shouldn’t drag military personnel into politics. Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance (COCMEGG) in Nigeria has warned politicians, business moguls and mischief makers against capitalising on the present situation in the country to overheat the polity and destabilise its nascent democracy and return Nigeria to the dark days.

This warning was made during an emergency meeting convened by the National President of COCMEGG, Mr. Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele, after discussing the recent statement issued by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai, warning some mischief politicians and agent provocateurs against their unethical relationship with the army in destabilizing the polity at this time of national history.

According to him, “COCMEGG is compelled to add a voice to the clarion call to warn and caution our politicians, business moguls and mischief makers who would want to capitalise on the present situation to overheat the polity and destabilise Nigeria

“We are therefore, constrained to wholeheartedly support the Chief of Army Staff in his patriotic call and efforts to keep Nigeria peaceful and stable and therefore, warn politicians, power seekers and political jobbers to desist from heating up the polity unnecessarily and stop their ungodly acts of soliciting the assistance of soldiers to create disharmony and chaos thereby bringing all the achievements of the present administration to naught.”

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