DHQ Warns Politicians Against Wearing Military Uniform For Campaign

DHQ Warns Politicians Against Wearing Military Uniform For Campaign
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By Mariam Sanni,  Abuja

The Defence Headquarters has warned politicians against wearing military uniform and accoutrements for electioneering campaign posters.

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In a statement by the Acting Director Defence Information, Air Commodore Wap Maigida in Abuja, this act is illegal and abuse of privilege of allowing civilians wear military uniform during military training exercises.

It’s reads,” 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.  

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“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.

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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. 

Aljazirahnews

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