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Chief of Defence Staff Major General Leo Irabor (L) inspects soldiers standing on attention during a guard of honour

The military stated it could by no means be a part of a plot in opposition to democracy

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The Nigerian army has denied a declare by the governing social gathering that it’s planning to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.

An official from the APC social gathering had stated that generals had final week held a secret assembly with the rival PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.

The allegations are “depraved” and “malicious”, the military assertion stated.

The race to turn out to be the subsequent president of Africa’s most populous nation is simply too near name.

The three high contenders are Bola Tinubu from the governing All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar from the Individuals’s Democratic Get together and Peter Obi from the Labour Get together.

The military stated that it was skilled and “loyal to the structure” and would by no means be a part of a plot to overthrow the civilian authorities.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria won’t ever be a part of any ignoble plot to truncate our hard-earned democracy,” stated the spokesperson for Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters Brigadier Basic Tukur Gusau.

The federal government and the principle political events haven’t responded to the army’s statement.

Nonetheless, the allegations provides to rising issues together with insecurity and a biting financial disaster forward of the 25 February election.

Nigeria’s democracy was restored in 1999 after a long time of army rule.

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