Guber Poll: Armed Force will remain Apolitical, Non-partisan-CDS

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin represented by the Chief of Defence Civil-Military Affairs, Rear Admiral Peter Onaji has re-emphasized the apolitical and non partisanship of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the ongoing electoral process.

This was contained in a Goodwill message delivered on Tuesday 5 March 2019 to the National Orientation Agency (NOA) at the Workshop with the theme “National Dialogue on the Challenges of Vote Buying”.

He averred that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) will remain professional in the defence of the territorial integrity of Nigeria and act in aid of civil authority when called upon to do so, as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Amended).

The CDS added that the AFN is committed to ensuring that the nation enjoys a peaceful and stable security atmosphere to enable all citizens’ exercise their constitutional rights by performing their civic obligation during the ongoing elections.

The CDS also commended NOA for the laudable initiative.

Onyema Nwachukwu
Ag. Director Defence Information