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Military's Role: Protect Territorial Integrity Of Nigeria, Not Politics. Atiku by discusant: 4:52pm On Feb 19, 2019
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has countered the latest warning given by the Nigerian military, wherein the army warned that it would deal ruthlessly with anybody who dares snatch ballot boxes during coming Saturday’s general election. ADVERTISING Atiku Police arrest 5 fake army officers escorting politician in Imo The army’s warning is coming barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari had threatened that any party thug caught trying to snatch ballot boxes during election would pay with his or her life. Buhari had warned saying, “I have briefed the law enforcement agencies and the military. They have identified the hot spots, flash points. “They should be prepared to move. We have made as much arrangement as possible and resources provided as much as the country can afford. “Anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs to disturb it, maybe this is the last lawful action you will take. “I really gave the military and the police (order) to be ruthless. We are not going to be blamed that we want to rig election. I want Nigerians to be respected. Let them vote whoever they want across the parties. “I am going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead a body of thugs or to disturb the voting system, he will do it at the expense of his own life.” Sequel to the threat by the President, the army, on Tuesday, issued its own warning that it would deal ruthlessly with anybody caught disrupting the election. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel, AMINU ILIYASU, had, via a statement, warned that the military would not show mercy to any political thug caught causing confusion or snatching ballot boxes on the day of election. The army’s statement partly read, “…authorities of 6 Division NA wish to unequivocally state that anyone found to be disrupting the electoral process under any guise will be decisively dealt with in accordance with the laws no matter how highly placed he or she is.” But countering the Nigerian army’s stance, the former Vice President and PDP’s presidential candidate in the forth-coming election, Atiku Abubakar faulted the army saying ‘boot and gun’ has no business in the country’s election. Atiku, however, told the army that its role is to protect the territorial integrity of the country. Atiku gave the statement on Tuesday during the party’s NEC meeting in Abuja. Atiku who reiterated his earlier position that his political ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian, however urged President Buhari to reverse his death threat order on ballot box snatchers and make the same commitment of no blood-letting during elections like he(Atiku) has promised. He reminded the army that its role is not in the conduct of elections but to protect the territorial integrity of the country. According to Atiku, “You will recall that during the Peace Accord process, I stated in clear terms, quoting form former president Jonathan Goodluck, that my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian. “That man is a great man. “Today I call on President Buhari to make that same commitment to the people whose mandate he holds, while also urging all security agencies to uphold our Constitution with an understanding that voting is a civil activity and civic responsibility. “The Nigerian military is constitutionally responsible for protecting our territorial integrity and national borders and has no role to play in the conduct of elections.”

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/02/atiku-to-army-your-role-is-to-protect-territorial-integrity-not-elections/

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Re: Military's Role: Protect Territorial Integrity Of Nigeria, Not Politics. Atiku by mbaboy(m): 5:18pm On Feb 19, 2019
The military has been bastardized and once assailed can never be the same again

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Re: Military's Role: Protect Territorial Integrity Of Nigeria, Not Politics. Atiku by discusant: 5:25pm On Feb 19, 2019
But this is supposed to make NL headlines.

Who pushes to headline?
Push to headline, please!!!
Re: Military's Role: Protect Territorial Integrity Of Nigeria, Not Politics. Atiku by orisa37: 6:22pm On Feb 19, 2019
The Soldiers under Buraitai have sold Nigeria's Territorial Integrity to The Arab-Fulanis in Morrocco, Algeria, Egypt, Niger, Chad, Cameroon etc. That's why they can't defeat Bokoharam.

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Re: Military's Role: Protect Territorial Integrity Of Nigeria, Not Politics. Atiku by APCsupporter: 6:25pm On Feb 19, 2019
Buhari has really shattered this guy's plans. Wazirin Barayi how martket?grin
Re: Military's Role: Protect Territorial Integrity Of Nigeria, Not Politics. Atiku by Esseite: 7:24pm On Feb 19, 2019
But countering the Nigerian army’s stance, the former Vice President and PDP’s presidential candidate in the forth-coming election, Atiku Abubakar faulted the army saying ‘boot and gun’ has no business in the country’s election. Atiku, however, told the army that its role is to protect the territorial integrity of the country.

Now this is how a president reasons..

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Re: Military's Role: Protect Territorial Integrity Of Nigeria, Not Politics. Atiku by Atiku4betaNaija: 7:33pm On Feb 19, 2019
we are getting better as a country.We once had the problem of military dictatorship which ended in 1999 because God used Obasanjo to run and also midwife the longest democracy in our nations history.In 2015 God used buhari to remove the incompetent Jonathan. The same God is using Atiku to remove a worse buhari and the same God will deal the same blow on Atiku if he follows the path of his predecessors. Power is now in the hands of the masses and not the elites.No more telling of rooster and bull stories after 4 years in power.Perform or go until we get that messiah that will deliver Nigeria like Mao tse tung did for china some decades ago

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Re: Military's Role: Protect Territorial Integrity Of Nigeria, Not Politics. Atiku by Atiku4betaNaija: 7:33pm On Feb 19, 2019
NIGERIANS LETS KEEP ATIKULATING...IN OUR MILLIONS. ATIKU IS OUR PRESIDENT DONT ALLOW MISCREANTS TO DETERMINE WHO LEADS NIGERIANS NEVER AGAIN WILL PARTY OF TYRANTS AND TERRORISTS RULE US AGAIN.
Re: Military's Role: Protect Territorial Integrity Of Nigeria, Not Politics. Atiku by Atiku4betaNaija: 7:34pm On Feb 19, 2019
BUHARI IS A DULARD AND A LOOTER AND A DISASTER.. when BUHARI spend billions of dollars purchasing firearms that BUHARI wouldn't be alive to see it delivery
when BUHARI spend billions of naira trying to discover what you promised to end
when BUHARI promise to end medical tourism but you end up spending ³ out of your 4 years in foreign hospital
when BUHARI spent Nigerians tax payers money on fraud called national carrier
when a corruption related video was brought to BUHARI but BUHARI couldn't understand the technology used
with all this I think Zombies should have gotten since but so sorry they didn't they still want to be suck by their unsatisfied bugs and leeches
Re: Military's Role: Protect Territorial Integrity Of Nigeria, Not Politics. Atiku by Printerscanner: 7:57pm On Feb 19, 2019
If the military does not protect democrazy, who will?

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