All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organization has commended the Nigeria armed forces for the reassurance they gave that they would be faithfully committed to its traditional and professional role rather than being exposed to undue partisanship.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the APCP Campaign Organisation, Garba Shehu, said in a statement in Abuja that the opposition party is happy with the assurance by the Defence Spokesman, Brigadier General Christopher Olukolade that the armed forces would stick to their constitutional and professional roles of protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria rather than being diverted in this mission to partisanship.
According Garba Shehu, the reassurance by the army could not have come at a better time, adding that a politically neutral armed force is a prerequisite for free and fair elections.
He assured that APC presidential campaign holds Nigeria’s armed forces in the highest esteem, and that as long as they and other security services stick to their professional roles, they might retain public respect like every other armed forces around the world.
The campaign organisation’s spokesman also assured that the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency would be committed to improving the welfare of the armed forces more effectively for them to discharge their professional and constitutional duties. [myad]