DO NOT BLAME THE MILITARY FOR ITS ROLE IN THE 2019 ELECTIONS- BAYELSA DEPUTY GOVERNOR

By Godson Ikiebey-

The deputy governor of Bayelsa state, John Jonah, has urged Nigerians not to blame the army for its involvement in the 2019 general election.

Jonah said this on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Elebele in Yenogoa during the inauguration of some projects in the 16 brigade barracks otherwise known as “Tukur Buratai Camp” located in the community.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deputy governor said he had investigated the army involvement in the elections and found that what they did was in line with the directive of Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff.

Jonah who is a retired naval admiral appealed to Nigerians to continue to support the army which he described as a stabilising factor, to discharge its duties.

You will recall that groups and activists had criticised the role of the military in the elections. The UK mission in Nigeria had even condemned the role of the military in the general elections.

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