Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the military against interfering in the forthcoming general elections, slated for February 16 and March 2, 2019
He also told the police, the State Security Service (SSS) and other security agencies to be neutral during the polls.
Atiku gave the warning on Tuesday in Jalingo, Taraba state during the PDP presidential rally.
His warning comes on the heels of a massive redeployment of senior military officers across the nation barely two weeks to the presidential election.
Atiku’s words: “The military signed to defend and protect the country, not to defend an individual, as no person is a god.
“Their (military’s) quick response should be to tackle Boko Haram in Borno and the entire northern region where they are terrorising Nigerians.
“Muhammadu Buhari, please don’t use the military to terrorise the states you don’t like. The military are to protect the territorial integrity of the country.
“The police and the SSS have been reformed, so we believe they will be neutral during the general election; they will not side any individual.
“The job of the security is to protect us and ensure there is law and order in the land. They are not to interfere in electoral matters; so, they shouldn’t tell us bull shit.”