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|Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by maclatunji: 8:27pm On Mar 08|
The Defence headquarters, has taken exception to an alleged insinuation that it might takeover the country by the Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu.
The following is a press release from the Defence Headquarters on the matter:
RE – WHO SAYS THE MILITARY CAN’T TAKE OVER
1. The Defence Headquarters wish to respond to a comment by the Deputy President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu on Wednesday 7 March 2018, regarding the Nigerian Military, while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Senator Ahmed Ogembe, representing Kogi Central. In his comments among others, the Distinguished Deputy President of the Senate stated “The Problem in Nigeria is that our democracy is receding. Who says army cannot take over, let us not joke with our democracy that is the issue”.
2. This statement may appear cautionary and sincere in the atmosphere of discourse, it is however derogatory to the Army used in the expression and by extension to the Armed Forces of Nigeria. The statement in the true sense has the capacity to denigrate the Nigerian Military in every ramification including it’s loyalty to the President Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and the confidence of the general public to defend Nigeria’s democracy. In the light of this; the Defence Headquarters wish to state clearly that, the Nigerian Military has come of age and is in tune with best international military practices of complete and total subordination to democratic governance.
3. In this regard, it is worthy to remind the general public about some key measures among others that guaranteed the present sustainable status of politically unambitious members of the Armed Forces:
a. Shortly, after the transition from a military to a democratically elected government in 1999, officers of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, who were quasi-political, were honourably eased out of service. This was done to avoid indoctrination of other officers in the Military in order to enable the democratic government commence a re-professionalization process of the Armed Forces. The process commenced in collaboration with international organisations such as the United States Armed Forces and the British Military. By 2009, from the basic military training institutions through units and formation reorientation programmes to top management workshops and seminars for the military, it became clear that the Armed Forces of Nigeria has been re-professionalised to be totally subordinate to political leadership and democracy in the Country.
b. In addition, the Nigerian Military began to take the lead at ensuring that the West African Sub Region is stable democratically through military diplomacy and physical actions where it is highly desirable and supported by ECOWAS. The case of the Gambia last year is still fresh in our memories, where democracy was enforced by an ECOWAS Military Coalition led by the Armed Forces of Nigeria, under the focused and abled leadership of Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General AG Olonisakin (NAM).
c. Furthermore, the present crop of personnel in the Armed Forces of Nigeria right from the Service Chiefs to the men; are made up of the balance of re-professionalised officers and fresh intakes from 1999, who do not nurse political ambitions. They are fully committed to their oaths of allegiance to serve their fatherland Nigeria, with total submission to our democratic government.
4. Defence Headquarters hereby assures the international community, Nigeria’s democratic institutions and the general public, of its unalloyed loyalty to the President Commander in Chief, provision of all necessary support for the sustenance of our democracy and carrying out our constitutional roles. Therefore, the apprehension by the Deputy President of the Senate should be totally disregarded.
5. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
News also broke today of a list of choice properties that the Deputy Senate President allegedly owns in Dubai, London and Florida which may be cause for corruption investigation and prosecution if Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies deem it necessary
These are definitely not the best of times for the Senator Ekweremadu
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by CodeTemplar: 9:06pm On Mar 08|
The coup plotters of yesteryears are already in power so what is ekwerenmadu talking about?
The average politician is ready to burn down the nation to cover his track.
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by maclatunji: 9:09pm On Mar 08|
I must thank the Nigerian military for responding appropriately to the most ill-advised innuendo.
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by seunmsg(m): 9:15pm On Mar 08|
Ekweremadu is just a clown who should not be taken too seriously. If the military will take over the government, it won't be as a result of the silly ego fight between corrupt political elites. The fight between most senators and state governors is all about positioning for political offices and corrupt enrichment. It is never about the masses.
It is also curious that Ekweremadu is subtly inviting the military at a time when his properties in UK and Dubai are under investigation. It's good that the military responded immediately to put him in his proper place.
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Owamudia: 9:43pm On Mar 08|
But deep down, every southerner may be subconsciously praying for a 'reset'.
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by maclatunji: 12:23am On Mar 09|
People like you are something else. When will you stop this "Northerner-Southerner" rubbish?
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 12:40am On Mar 09|
seunmsg:As una investigate burutai Dubai properties, bubu will never know peace on earth and in hell fire
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by TheKingdom: 12:50am On Mar 09|
Nigger Area armed militia you are there to protect the resources for Queen Eliza and Co, yet where is Nnamdi Kanu?
You say you are professional, yet you keep running for president, senate president, senator, etc...
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by letusbepieces: 1:30am On Mar 09|
U have lost credibility and people no longer respect you.
This is BBC asking critical and vital question about Buratai properties.
If it is property, no politician in Nigeria is a saint. Try again!
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Lipscomb(m): 2:01am On Mar 09|
You see this useless IBO who want to put Nigeria to a problem.
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by EricBloodAxe: 3:05am On Mar 09|
Lol...buhari's poverty and recessional government has disciplined everybody including the military, they're now absconding from running the shithole.
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Esseite: 6:13am On Mar 09|
How do people not decipher that the dsp was only raising a cautionary alarm with the highhand of the governor's and officials.
The army is quick to respond to this, but not a statement on the 26 new death in benue despite operation cat dance.
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Esseite: 6:23am On Mar 09|
How does the igbo put us in problem when they are not in the security hierarchy of the nation?
This is the same warning they gave us on buhari, chibok, policies, angels as ministers etc.
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by usba: 6:26am On Mar 09|
Sensible people know Eweremumu is diverting attention from his recently discovered assets abroad.
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Omeokachie: 6:53am On Mar 09|
Thank God, cos you guys are worse than the civilians you have unseated in the past.
I just hope this is not another tactical maneuver while you strategize of how to achieve the devilish aim, having been caught off guard.
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Clerverly: 6:58am On Mar 09|
lalasticlala this National security issue should have been on the frontpage
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Guestlander: 6:59am On Mar 09|
No more coups. 20 years from now they will tell you they really wanted to install an Edo man as president.
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Lipscomb(m): 7:03am On Mar 09|
sabotage.And stop pretending as if you are not yebo.
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Nobody: 8:07am On Mar 09|
Who wan do coup?
The nigerian military?
What a joke...
Which on fit be like abacha for them?
With their pot bellies
They're now currupt too so no need to panic
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by SenatePresdo(m): 8:07am On Mar 09|
The military would be better than president Buhari.
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by BabyApple: 8:07am On Mar 09|
Let's wait and see
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by yeyeboi(m): 8:08am On Mar 09|
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by emmabest2000(m): 8:09am On Mar 09|
That’s not military language !
Never say never....
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by tunjiajayi: 8:09am On Mar 09|
Always playing to the victim gallery, typical of his kind.
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Yoshy: 8:10am On Mar 09|
What he said is the truth, while very few Northerners, Southerners want reset, beta thing no good for your body? Abi do you see a future for Nigeria with this setup?
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Wiseandtrue(f): 8:11am On Mar 09|
Nigerian Military, your body language is saying otherwise!
Its their duty to checkmate you before it leads to that!
maintaining our democracy, is a joint and collective effort!
Ekweremadu no look face ooooo. Abeg do your work!
The set of military men we have are not there to serve Nigerians but do the bidding of Buhari and his cabals!
No wonder why they were printing the properties stuff
I talk am! they want to pocket or silence you!
Be strong! be professional!
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by focus7: 8:12am On Mar 09|
It is only the igbos that can produce a coconut head like Ekweremadu as a leader.
A good for nothing man eating from the corrupt politics in Nigeria since 1999 under pdp and cannot point at a meaning contribution he made to either impact his people or the nation as a whole. I have watched this all through and he has nothing to impress me as a leader.
Ekweremadu with his position in the senate under Jonathan cannot influence the government to do the road linking Onitsha and Enugu, Enugu and Portharcourt.
Ekweremadu is so clueless and classless as a regional leader that he cannot decipher what suit his people. A true leader determines his associate not associating with anybody in the name of belonging but determine the direction for the people even when the people he is leading faces a wrong direction, Ekweremadu does not know this that is why he join support for the criminal and fugitive Kanu, hoping that such a criminal minded individual will bring liberation to the people. In an environment where sound ethic is practice a public figure of Ekweremadu status don't make an open support for an enemy of the state he serves.
I have observed ekweremadu has never sponsored a bill or make meaning contribution that can bring progress than to be spewing senselessness.
This same Ekweremadu is now insinuating a military take over when he knew he has amass so much for himself and the family, if the military takes over he has nothing to lose he will simply fly his family out of Nigeria leaving his gullible supporters to bear the brunt of what he invited.
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|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by omusiliyu(m): 8:13am On Mar 09|
Ekeremadu... only you
|Re: Nigerian Military To Ekweremadu: We Have No Interest In Coup by Alexk2(m): 8:13am On Mar 09|
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