Wearing Of Military Uniform  By Unauthorized Person For Campaign  Illegal, Defence Headquarters  Warns Politicians

The Defence Headquarters has frown, expressed her dismay and discribed it as abuse of privilege by some politicians wearing military uniforms during electioneering campaign.  

In a press statement e-signed and released by the Acting Director Defence Information, Air Commodore WAP Maigida received by NAOSNP stated that, “The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has noticed with dismay that some politicians have formed the habit of wearing military uniforms and accoutrements for electioneering campaign posters.”

According to Air Commodore Maigida, “The campaign posters of some Governors, dressed in military camouflage uniforms, are displayed in noticeable areas in their respective states. This is manifestly illegal and an abuse of the privilege of allowing civilians wear military uniforms during military training exercises.”

“It is necessary to restate that the Armed Forces of Nigeria, as a professional institution, remains apolitical and, as such, would not want to be dragged into any form of political bias. Accordingly, it is important to advise politicians and others to desist from the use of military uniforms and accoutrements for political events and other engagements henceforth. Please note, anyone found culpable in this regard would be liable to prosecution.”

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