Lawmakers Set to Investigate Military Involvement in Polls



The House of Representatives has adopted a motion to probe the involvement of military personnel during the just concluded general election.

The House of Representatives member representing Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South federal constituency of Enugu State, Hon. Asadu Patrick, in his motion tagged: ‘The Alleged Illegal Deployments, Uses, Misuses and Abuses of Soldiers of the Nigerian Army During the 2019 and Other Election Against the Express Provisions of the 1999 Constitution, the Armed Forces Act and Valid Subsisting Judgments of Various Courts of Competent Jurisdiction,’ expressed disapproval for the involvement of military men in the elections.

Making inference from THISDAY Newspaper of January 20, 2019 where the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, was quoted to have said: “Army cannot disobey any order given by the president,” when President Muhammadu Buhari gave the shoot to kill ballot box snatchers order, Hon. Asadu underscored the fact that the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper