…vows to prosecute offenders
By: Emmanuel Couson
The Defence headquarters (DHQ) has warn against the use of military uniforms by unauthorized persons, especially politicians during campaign and vows to prosecute offenders.
Air Commodore Wap Maigida Acting Director Defence Information stated this on Wednesday 5 January 2022.
According to him wearing of military uniform by unauthorized persons and politicians for electioneering campaign posters is illegal.
“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” He said.
Continuing Commodore Wap said “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”
He said “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. 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”